Sunday, January 5, 2014

At Your Request - Goal 2 Animal Strips Handout (Snails)

When introducing Goal 2 (x 5s), it can be helpful to have students focus first on the even factors of 5.  Students can use an animal strips handout that helps them see the multiples of 10 patterns.

Once students are fluent with products of the even factors of 5, then they can work on the odd factors of 5. Students will be able to use the distributive property frequently with this approach.  For instance:

                                                7 x 5 = (6 x 5) + (1 x 5) = 30 + 5 = 35

You can also use the snails handout as students begin working on Goal 2 division.  "How many groups of 5 snails are in 30 snails?"  

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