3rd Grade Math Lesson Plans
Monday
Investigations unit 5
session 1.1: How many
things come in groups?
Investigations unit 5
session 1.2: How many in
several groups?
Tuesday
Investigations unit 5,
session 1.3: Solving
multiplication problems
Wednesday
Investigations unit 5,
session 1.4: Solving
Multiplication Problems
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Thursday
Investigations Unit 5,
Session 2.1 and 2.2
Friday
Date: December 9-13, 2013
Anticipatory Set/Hook: How can we combine equal groups to find a product?
We will / Objective: understand multiplication as combining equal groups.
I will /Product/Task: write and solve multiplication problems.
Academic Language: multiplication, division, factor, product, quotient, equal groups, array
 Discuss with students the introduction of multiplication. Explain that multiplication is
combining things into equal groups to find a total. Explain the use of multiplication sentences
to represent repeated addition. Discuss drawing pictures, skip counting, repeated addition.
 Generate a list of things that come in groups (Page 25).
 Pose mult. questions based on items on the lists (Page 25-27).
 Students will draw pictures to represent things that come in groups (Page 29).
 SAB pg. 1 and 3
 Have students turn and talk to a shoulder partner and describe what multiplication is.
Assessment: student responses, SAB pg. 1 and 3
Anticipatory Set/Hook: How can we use patterns to solve multiplication problems?
We will / Objective: understand multiplication as combining equal groups.
I will /Product/Task: write and solve multiplication problems.
Academic Language: multiplication, division, factor, product, quotient, equal groups, array
 Introduce counting around the class (page 35). Refer to the numbers as multiples!
 Intro problems using examples from text (Page 36). Complete Mult. Chart (T60) together –
create anchor chart: Multiplication Chart.
 Students will solve multiplication problems on SAB 4-6. (Work on problems 4 and 6 together,
as these are truly division problems rather than multiplication. Discuss solution strategies.
 Students begin circles and stars flipbook.
 Students will create 2 multiplication problems. Have a few students share their problems.
Assessment: student respsones
Anticipatory Set/Hook: teacher will show the “Multiplication” powerpoint.
 Go over the multiplication strategies we can use to solve each multiplication problem. Have
students work problems in their math notebooks.
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Students will play “Animal Legs” on the laptops with partners (understand & solve
multiplication problems).
http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/AnimalLegs/legs002.htm
 Students then create their own multiplication word problem on manila paper. They should
write out the word problem, show a picture representation, a multiplication equation, the
product, and a written explanation in complete sentences of how they solved their problem.
 Have a few students share their multiplication problem with the class.
We will / Objective: understand the relationship between repeated addition and multiplication.
I will /Product/Task: use pictures and patterns to make equal groups and find a product.
Academic Language: multiplication, division, factor, product, quotient, equal groups, array
Assessment: student respsones, SAB unit 5 pages 8 and 9.
Anticipatory Set/Hook: What strategies are most efficient and accurate for solving multiplication
problems?
We will / Objective: solve and record multiplication problems.
I will /Product/Task: use pictures and patterns to make equal groups and find a product.
Academic Language: multiplication, division, factor, product, quotient, equal groups, array
 Introduce the idea of multiples.
 Discuss patterns in the multiplication charts, and differences between rows and columns. Have
students begin filling out multiplication chart.
 Students complete SAB pages 11, 12, and 13.
 Discuss strategies for finding multiples.
Assessment: student respsones
Spelling Bee
Polar Express Day
 Finish multiplication assignment from yesterday.
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3rd Grade Math Lesson Plans Date: December 9