Multiplication on a Number LineUse this strategy to connect repeated addition to multiplication. Download the presentation and pause to let students create their own number lines and answer the questions. Then, check their reasoning by finishing the presentation.
Note the emphasis is NOT the order of the factors as students can choose any number to skip count by. Point out that the Commutative Property of Multiplication allows a choice in multiplication strategies.

Strategies for UnderstandingThe following order is suggested for understanding multiplication:
Strategies for RecallAfter students have comfortably developed several strategies to determine every multiplication fact, you can use these activities to help improve recall.
