Making Sense of Multiplication

Math Concept:


Grade Level:

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Math Workshop Rotation:

Math with Someone, Math with a Teacher, Math by Myself, Whole Group



Resource Type:

Instructional Strategy


Help your students develop a conceptual understanding of multiplication. With this new interactive journal, students can learn multiplication facts using a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach, and build a solid foundation for future fact fluency. As they complete the activities, students will begin to see patterns and pictures within the facts, which will develop mental math strategies they can apply to more difficult problems.

Lessons 1 & 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5