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This centers-based lesson on problem solving with multiplication is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to solve problems using division multiplication with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity, practice writing about a word problem using multiplication, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2009-09-08.
This problem-solving lesson focuses on multiplication for upper-elementary students. The lesson plan has Microsoft Word and PDF files that can be edited by individual teachers for their own classroom use. There are a few grammatical errors that need to be fixed. Also, the "Wrap Up" problem is different in the "Presentation" from the "Student Packet." Most parts of the lesson are thorough and include everything that is needed. There is a "Hands On" graphic organizer that could use further explanation. There are no Hands-on activities suggested that incorporate math manipulatives into the lesson but teachers can always adapt this for their own students.