Multiplying 3 x 5 with Objects

This video shows how manipulatives can be used to explain multiplicative problem structures to students who are just beginning to use multiplication strategies. Creating groups of equal sets of objects allows students to practice multiplication using strategies such as skip counting and repeated addition.  When students have many practice opportunities to solve multiplication problems with concrete objects, they develop a solid conceptual understanding that multiplication represents groups of an equivalent number. 

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National Center on Intensive Intervention