Lesson 7

Relate Multiplication and Division

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to use the relationship between multiplication and division to write equations and solve problems.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students built a foundation of division understanding and connected multiplication and division equations. Here, they use a variety of representations to show how multiplication and division are related and write multiplication or division equations to represent division situations.

  • Engagement
  • MLR8

Activity 1: Division Round Table

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Represent situations involving equal groups using multiplication and division equations with a symbol for the unknown quantity.
  • Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve problems involving equal groups.

Student Facing

  • Let’s make more connections between multiplication and division.

Required Materials

Materials to Copy

  • Division Round Table

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 20 min
Activity 2 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Which question did you ask today that best supported students’ understanding of how multiplication and division equations are related? What did students say or do that showed the question was effective?

Suggested Centers

  • Rectangle Rumble (3–5), Stage 3: Factors 1–10 (Addressing)
  • Capture Squares (1–3), Stage 7: Multiply with 6–9 (Addressing)

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