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Tiffany's Flowers: Interpret the product as the total number of objects by exploring multiples in a real-world situation

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/3/OA/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7

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Big Ideas: Multiplication is represented by factors that result in a product. This lesson builds on students' prior knowledge of using arrays to represent multiplication in terms of equal groups. In this lesson, students will use the concept of equal groups to use multiplication to solve a real-world, open-ended problem. Vocabulary: multiplication, multiply, factor, product Special Materials: Counters (optional)