# Learning to Multiply

## About the Learning to Multiply Lesson

**Summary**

An introduction to multiplication.

**Objectives**

• Students will understand that multiplying is the same as adding a number to itself a certain number of times

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Students will be able to use multiplication to solve word problems.

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Students will solve word problems and state answers in complete sentences.

**Suggested Grades**

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

**Excerpt **

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1. Read lesson and discuss lesson with students.
2. Instruct students to complete word problems.
3. Review solutions to word problems with students.
Multiplying is really the same thing as adding a number to itself a certain number of times. Multiplication makes it easier to solve some kinds of problems.
For example, supposed you and three of your classmates are working on a project together. Each of you is allowed to take 3 books out of the library. How many books can the whole group take out of the library?
You could add 3 four times: 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12
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