Connecting addition to multiplication : Connecting addition to multiplication Instructional Activity
By: Melissa Merritt
Objective : Objective To make connections between addition and multiplication
I know you all know how to ADD!
Multiplication is just REPEATED addition!
Lets try a problem together! : Lets try a problem together! How many birds are there in all?
You got it! There are 12 birds! : You got it! There are 12 birds! 6 + 6 = 12
Now lets try a different way! : Now lets try a different way! There are 2 groups and each group has 6 birds!
How many in each group?
How many groups? 6 2
It’s EASY : It’s EASY How many groups? How many in each group?
_______ x ______ 2 6 2 x 6 = 12
Review time! : Review time! AdditionMultiplication
6 + 6 = 12 2 x 6 = 12
6 twos equals 12 2 times 6 equals 12
Lets try a new problem! : Lets try a new problem! How many apples are in all?
You guessed it! There are 12 apples! : You guessed it! There are 12 apples!
Now lets try a different way! : Now lets try a different way! There are 3 groups and each group has 4 apples!
How many in each group?
How many groups? 4 3
It’s EASY : It’s EASY How many groups? How many in each group?
_______ x ______ 4 3 4 x 3 = 12
Review time! : Review time! AdditionMultiplication
4 + 4 + 4 = 12 4 x 3 = 12
3 fours equals 12 3 times 4 equals 12
Remember that… : Remember that… Multiplication is just repeated addition!
Don’t forget:
To solve the problems both ways!
Make groups!
Check your work!