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Use visual representations to understand multiplication as scaling

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.5a
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP8
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Big Idea: Multiplication can be interpreted as scaling or re-sizing. In this lesson, students are presented with scenarios in which an understanding of multiplication as repeated addition is not adequate. These scenarios expand their understanding of multiplication to include scaling (re-sizing). Students will demonstrate their understanding of scaling by creating visual representations of the scaling scenarios along with a corresponding multiplication sentence. Vocabulary: scaling, re-sizing, scaling factor
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