Teacher guide reSolve: Multiplication - reSolve Bakery

TLF ID M021065

This series of three lessons explores strategies for multi-digit multiplication. Students are presented with a range of problems in the context of a bakery producing arrays of cupcakes. The lessons aim to develop a range of strategies based on the associative and distributive properties of multiplication, moving students from using an array with all items perceived, to a grid array, and on to an open array and area model for multiplication. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, supporting PowerPoint presentations, lists of materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is extremely valuable for the year 5 mathematics content description about solving problems involving multiplication of large numbers using a range of strategies. The lessons focus on using array based strategies to model multiplication, and support students moving from a concrete to a more abstract representation for written and mental calculations.
  • This resource also offers opportunities to link to the Numeracy General capability, as students engage in multiple activities estimating and calculating with whole numbers.
Year level

5

Learning area
  • Mathematics

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  • © Australian Government Department of Education and Training 2017. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.