Equal Groups as Multiplication

Common Core Standards:3.OA.1, 3.OA.3

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New York State Common Core Math Grade 3, Module 1, Lesson 1
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Understand multiplication as equal groups

Lesson 1 Concept Development
Problem 1: Skip-count to find the total number of objects.
Problem 2: Understand the relationship between repeated addition, counting groups in unit form, and multiplication equations.
Problem 3: Write multiplication sentences from equal groups.

Lesson 1 Homework

  1. Fill in the blanks to make true statements.
    d. 3 + ____ + ____ + ____ + ____ + ____ = _______
    6 groups of ________ = ___________
    6 × ______ = __________

  2. Draw a picture to show 4 × 2 = 8.

  3. Circle the pencils below to show 3 groups of 6. Write addition and multiplication sentences to represent the problem.

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