Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Fall Progress Monitoring and Instructional Strategies for 3.OA.1

Standard for Fall 3.OA.1
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 x 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each.  For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed in 5 x 7.   

Progress Monitoring:  Have students directly model or draw to represent the group, i.e. Tim had three dogs.  He gave each dog two bones.  How many bones did he give all  his dogs?  Another option is using cubes have the students build towers, i.e. 3 towers of 5.
Instructional Strategies:

  • Developing Number Concepts, Kathy Richardson Book 3, Ch. 2 Activities 2.2, 2.3, or 2.4
  • VandeWall, p. 56 of Teaching Students Mathematics Grades 3-5
  • Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4-8 year-olds.  Task Group A10.2, A10.3 or A10.5 
Look for activity Array Picture Cards under 3.OA.A.1 - working on developing multiplication/division understanding with arrays

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