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lesson 6
1 hour

Area Models, Distributive Property, And Partial Products


Throughout this lesson, the teacher should point to each portion of the area model as the solution is found. Gesture to clearly indicate the image or location that corresponds to the words. Add variety to the way in which questions are asked. For example, 4 times 3 can also be expressed as 4 ones times 3 ones, 4 groups of 3, 4 copies of 3, or 4 threes. Students should be comfortable with the variety of language when multiplying.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 5 Mathematics Module 2, Topic B, Lesson 6. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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