Multiplication ~ Equal Groups

Introduction to Multiplication

NC Standard Course of Study Objective: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.1

Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.



Use equal groups to model multiplication.

Guiding Question

How can you use equal groups to model multiplication?



  1. Equal Groups

  2. Factor

  3. Multiply

  4. Product


Teacher input: The teacher will play the attached video to introduce how to use models to represent multiplication.