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Lesson 4

Explain strategies to solve multiplication problems associated with facts 5 and 10
Lesson Overview
Students will learn different strategies and rules when multiplying by factors of 5 and 10.
The teacher will begin the lesson by reminding students of the past taught multiplication solving
strategies: repeated addition, skip counting, making groups, making arrays, etc. They will then
move on to introducing multiplying by 5s. The teacher will point of the patterns when
multiplying by 5s, and reference the multiplication facts to a face of a clock. The teacher will
also introduce the multiplication factor of 10, explaining the pattern of adding a zero to the factor
multiplied by 10. The teacher will work through various problems that the students will solve on
their iPads. The students will access independent work through their Schoology account and
submit for assessment. Students will practice their multiplication facts using the app, Math Fact
Master. They will hand back the students’ work with any feedback needed. Students will be
divided into their assigned small groups to practice automaticity and fluency using their assigned
strategy: arrays, flashcards, practice drills, and a hybrid.
Materials Needed
Blank Multiplication Table-Complete columns and rows for facts 5 and 10 (Appendix B)
Multiplication Song-5 & 10
Interactive Whiteboard
Student iPads
App-Math Fact Master
Individual Multiplication Sheet (5 & 10) (Appendix G & H)
Lesson Objective
Students will be able to recognize strategies that can be used to solve multiplication problems
being multiplied by 5 and 10 with 100% accuracy.
One 60 minute class session
Classroom Set-up
Five classroom tables with five students per table, Computer, Student iPads, Math Fact Master,
Step 1: Pre-Instructional Activity
Students will get out their math journals and add to previously entered content from the night
before. They will be asked to title today’s entry as: Strategies to Solve Multiplication Problems
5 & 10.
Step 2: Content Presentation

1. The instructor introduces the concept of the day’s lesson: multiply by factors of 5 and 10.
2. The teacher begins the lesson by introducing the concept of multiplying by 5. They will
have the class skip count by 5s, until they get to 60.
3. They will explain that when any factor is multiplied by 5, the product will always end in
either a 5 or a 0.
4. The teacher will use the Interactive Whiteboard to display a blank multiplication table for
the class to see. The students will add the five multiplication facts to their previously
entered chart.
5. The class will then, together, fill in the row and column portions associated with factors
of 5. They will fill in the product portion of the chart for 5. The students will do this in
their math journals.
6. The teacher will then introduce the concept of multiplying with a factor of 10. They will
have the class skip count by 10s until they reach 60.
7. They will explain that when any factor is multiplied by 10, the product will be the factor
being multiplied with a zero attached on the end.
8. The teacher will write a few examples on the Interactive Whiteboard for the class to see.
9. The teacher and students will fill in the Blank Multiplication Chart with the all factors of
10. The teacher will then model few examples with multiplication using the two strategies for
5 and 10, and have the students complete a few sample problems on their iPads, using
Doecri, as a class.
11. Students will talk with their tables and tell them the two new strategies they have learned
with one another.
12. The teacher will then introduce and have the students listen to a song to help students
learn the 5 and 10 multiplication facts. The class will then practice the song together.
13. The teacher will then have the students complete the individual multiplication worksheets
for facts 5 and 10 on Schoology (Appendix ). Students will complete their assignments
on their iPads, and submit them back through Schoology for the teacher to assess.
14. The teacher will grade the students’ work and return it back to them with any feedback
needed using Schoology.
15. The teacher will then meet, small group, with the assigned multiplication strategy groups.
They are arrays, flashcards, practice drills (using the app, Math Fact Master), and a

hybrid group. These students will be given problems involving 0 & 1 multiplication
factors and asked to solve them using their assigned strategy. This is the time the
students are building automaticity and fluency.
Step 3: Learner Participation
1. Students will take notes on multiplication strategies to solve facts 5 and 10.
2. Students will fill out products associated with factor 5 and 10 on their Blank
Multiplication Chart (Appendix B) in their math journal.
3. Students will solve problems using taught strategies on their iPads when given by the
teacher as a formative assessment.
4. Students will learn and practice a multiplication song on the multiplication facts for 5 and
5. Students will complete the individual fact worksheets for 5 and 10 on Schoology in their
assigned multiplication strategy group.
Step 4: Assessment
Students will complete two worksheets for facts 5 and 10 on Schoology independently.
They will be evaluated by the teacher and given back for feedback.
Step 5: Follow Through
Any unfinished problems from the independent works will be taken home and completed
as homework, accessed through Schoology. Both assignments will be due the following day.