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Lesson 6

Strategies to Solve Multiplication Facts 3 and 6.
Lesson Overview
The teacher will begin this lesson by introducing the topic to the class; strategies to solve
multiplication facts 3 and 6. The instructor will begin the lesson by reviewing passes taught
multiplication strategies: arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, making groups, and the
Communitive and Distributive Properties. The teacher will explain when multiplying by 3, the
product will always be triple the factor (use repeated addition to solve 3x6= 6+6+6=18). The
instructor will also explain the use of the Distributive Property when multiplying by 6. The
teacher will model both of these strategies, having the students take notes and solve problems on
their iPads. Students will learn multiplication songs for facts 3 and 6. They will complete
independent practice through Schoology on their iPads. Assignments will be turned in and
graded through Schoology. Students will be divided into their assigned small groups to practice
automaticity and fluency using their assigned strategy: arrays, flashcards, practice drills, and a
Materials Needed
Blank Multiplication Table-Complete columns and rows for facts 3 and 6 (Appendix B)
Multiplication Song- 3& 6
Interactive Whiteboard
Student iPads
App-Math Fact Master
Individual Multiplication Sheet (3 & 6) (Appendix J & K )
Lesson Objective
Students will be able to recognize strategies that can be used to solve multiplication problems
with factors of 3 and 6 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 to add to the content added from the day before. They
will be asked to title today’s entry as, Strategies to Solve Multiplication Problems-3 and 6.
Step 2: Content Presentation
1. The instructor introduces the concept of the day’s lesson: multiply by factors of 3 and 6.
2. The teacher begins the lesson by introducing the concept of multiplying by 3. They will
explain that when any factor is multiplied by 3, the product will always be triple the
factor (use repeated addition to solve 3x6= 6+6+6=18).
3. The teacher will also remind students about the Commutative Property of Multiplication,
and how it can help solve multiplication problems with factors of 3; think of a known fact
(2x3=6, so 3x2=6).
4. The teacher will use the Interactive Whiteboard to display a blank multiplication table for
the class to see.
5. The students will open up to their chart in their math journals.
6. The class will then, together, fill in the row and column portions associated with factors
of 3. They will fill in the product portion of the chart for 3. The students will do this in
their math journals.
7. The teacher will then introduce the concept of multiplying with a factor of 6. They will
begin this by reviewing the Distributive Property of Multiplication. The teacher will
show on the Interactive Whiteboard, with the students taking notes, how to decompose 6
into two addends of 3+3. They will show that by doubling a known fact, 3x3, will give
the same product as 6x3.
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
3 and 6, and have the students complete a few sample problems as a class on their iPads,
using Doceri.
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 3 and 6 multiplication facts. The class will then practice the song together.
13. The teacher then have the students complete the individual multiplication worksheets for
facts 3 and 6 (Appendix ), that have been assigned on Schoology. Students will complete
their worksheets on their iPads, and turn them into 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 the 3 and 6 facts.
2. Students will fill out products associated with the factors of 3 and 6 on their Blank
Multiplication Chart (Appendix ) 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 3 and 6.
5. Students will complete the individual fact worksheets for facts 3 and 6 on Schoology in
their assigned multiplication strategy group.
Step 4: Assessment
Students will complete two worksheets for the 3 and 6 facts 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.