The task was adapted from Illustrative Mathematics Grade 5, Unit 8, Lesson 3 and utilizes the lesson planning template from Stride 3: A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Creating Conditions to Thrive (pages 13–14).
The lesson is intended to:
- Promote student agency by establishing the teacher as a facilitator, posing the problems, and supporting students to select their own approach to represent multi-digit multiplication
- Create opportunities to strengthen number sense and procedural fluency for multiplying multi-digit whole numbers
- Building students’ ownership allowing them to select their approach to solve fo a product based on flexibility and efficiency
- Foster students’ meta-awareness as they identify, compare, and contrast different mathematical approaches