Lesson Plan

Common Core - Base Ten Multiplication

Teach your students to multiply using multiples of ten.
Ruth O.
Technology coordinator
Victory Elementary School
Portsmouth, VA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to...

Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

Grades 3
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1 Hook

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Have fun with the 10 table song.  Use this to get the students ready for the lesson.

2 Direct Instruction

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Use the teacher resources for 3.NBT.3-1 to give a mini-lesson to the class.

3 Guided Practice

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Use a printable for 3.NBT.3-1.0 during your small group instruction.  

4 Workstation #1

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Assign the Ten Marks activity for 3.NBT.3 to students.  They should complete this activity at the class computer center.

5 Workstation #2

At this workstation students should play one mission and then multiplication practice to review math facts.

6 Workstation #3

Activity: Assessing

This workstation will require flash video cameras, individual whiteboards, dry erase markers and two sets of multiplication problems that use multiples of ten.  

In pairs, students will videotape each other solving their two math problems. The teacher can then use the video data as a formative assessment.