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Videos, examples, solutions, and lessons to help Grade 3 students learn to interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.

Common Core: 3.OA.1

### Suggested Learning Target

• I can interpret products in multiplication (so 28 = 4 X 7 as 4 groups of seven, an array with four rows and 7 columns and an area of 4 by 7 rectangle or 4 rows of 7 objects.)
Interpreting products of whole numbers (Common Core Standard 3.OA.1)

Identifying Multiplication Sentences Using Visuals: 3.OA.1
How to use visual models to help multiply two numbers?
How to use an array to help find the missing factor in a multiplication equation?

How are addition and multiplication alike? How are they different?
Example:
Anna needs 3 apples to make one apple cake. Each cake has the same number of apples. How many apples does Anna need to make 4 cakes?

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