Lesson 9
Multiplication Game Day
Warmup: Number Talk: Multiplying Large Factors (10 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this Number Talk is to elicit strategies and understandings students have for multiplying a onedigit number and a twodigit number, which will be helpful later in this lesson when students continue to practice multiplying within 100.
Launch
 Display one expression.
 “Give me a signal when you have an answer and can explain how you got it.”
 1 minute: quiet think time
Activity
 Record answers and strategy.
 Keep expressions and work displayed.
 Repeat with each expression.
Student Facing
Find the value of each expression mentally.
 \(4\times10\)
 \(4\times20\)
 \(4\times21\)
 \(4\times24\)
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 “How did you figure out the more challenging products?” (Once I knew \(4\times20\), I was able to build on it to find \(4\times21\) and \(4\times24\) by just adding more fours. I knew that 4 groups of 25 make 100, so I took away 4 to find 4 groups of 24.)
Activity 1: Introduce Rectangle Rumble and How Close? (20 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this activity is for students to learn stage 3 of the Rectangle Rumble center and stage 5 of the How Close? center to practice multiplying within 100. These are centers that were previously suggested, so if one of them has been used before, only introduce the center that is new to students. If both centers are familiar to students, consider giving them center choice time or choosing one or more centers for students to play.
Advances: Representing, Conversing
Required Materials
Materials to Copy
 How Close? Stage 5 Recording Sheet
 Number Cards (010)
 Rectangle Rumble Stage 3 Grid
 Rectangle Rumble Stage 3 Spinners
Launch
 Groups of 2
Activity
 “We are going to learn how to play Rectangle Rumble. Take a minute and read the directions for Rectangle Rumble.”
 1 minute: independent work time
 Display a Rectangle Rumble Stage 3 Grid.
 5–7 minutes: Play a 23 rounds of Rectangle Rumble Stage 3 against the class.
 Explain that, once the grid can’t fit any more rectangles, the player with the greatest number of square units filled in wins the game.
 “Now, we are going to learn how to play How Close?. Take a minute and read the directions for How Close?.”
 1 minute: independent work time
 Display the How Close? Stage 5 recording sheet.
 5–7 minutes: Play 23 rounds of How Close? Stage 5 against the class.
 Explain to students that after their recording sheet is full, they should add their score for each round and the player with the lowest score wins.
 Answer any questions students have about how to play the games.
Student Facing
Directions for Rectangle Rumble:
 Choose a color for your rectangles different from your partner.

Each partner:
 Spin each spinner.
 Shade in a rectangular area to represent the product of the two numbers.
 Take turns until the grid can’t fit any more rectangles.
 Add up your total area. The partner with the greatest total square units wins.
Directions for How Close?:

Each partner:
 Take 4 cards.
 Choose 2–3 cards to multiply.
 Write an equation to show the product of the numbers you chose.
 Your score for each round is the difference between your product and 100.
 Take new cards so that you have 4 cards to start the next round.
 At the end of the game, add your scores from each round. The player with the lowest score wins.
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 “What strategies were you able to practice in these centers?” (I was able to use multiplication facts I know to figure out facts that I’m still working on. I was able to practice some of the multiplication facts that I still need to work on.)
Activity 2: Choice Time: Multiplication Games (20 minutes)
Narrative
In this activity, students practice multiplying within 100 by playing a game of their choice. The game options are from previously introduced centers:
 Compare, Stage 3: Multiply within 100
 How Close, Stage 5: Multiply to 100
 Rectangle Rumble, Stage 3: Factors 1–10
If students had center choice time in the last activity, consider having students design their own multiplication game with the materials used in the centers. Students could also use additional materials such as number cubes, grid paper, and index cards if they are available.
Supports accessibility for: SocialEmotional Functioning, Organization
Required Materials
Materials to Gather
Required Preparation
 Gather materials from:
 Compare, Stage 3
 How Close, Stage 5
 Rectangle Rumble, Stage 3
Launch
 “Now we are going to play games to practice multiplication.”
 Display the center choices and ask students to consider what they'd like to do.
Activity
 Invite students to work at the center of their choice.
 1215 minutes: center work time
Student Facing
Choose a center to practice multiplying within 100.
 Compare, Multiply within 100: Decide which expression has the greatest value.
 How Close? Multiply to 100: Choose 2–3 numbers to multiply to get a product closest to 100.
 Rectangle Rumble, Factors 1–10: Multiply numbers to create rectangular areas to fill a grid with the most squares.
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 “What did you enjoy about the game you played?” (Thinking about which numbers to multiply to get close to 100 without going over. Competing against my partner.)
Lesson Synthesis
Lesson Synthesis
“Today, we played some multiplication games.”
“What multiplication strategies were you able to practice as you played multiplication games?” (I was able to use the strategies I had practiced in the last lesson. I was able to use multiplication facts that I know to find multiplication facts that I don’t know.)
Cooldown: Reflect on Multiplication (5 minutes)
CoolDown
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