Multiplication Number Talk: Third Grade
Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
3 
Grade 3 
OA 
Operations & Algebraic Thinking 
B 
Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division 
5 
Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. (Students need not use formal terms for these properties.) Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.) 
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Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
3 
Grade 3 
NBT 
Numbers & Operations in Base Ten 
A 
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multidigit arithmetic 
3 
Multiply onedigit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 1090 (e.g., 9 × 80, 5 × 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. 
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Number Talks encourage students to think flexibly about the operations and their properties as they solve problems mentally.
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Teacher & School Info

Kristin Gray

Jennifer Guido
 School Details
 Shields (Richard A.) Elementary School Lewes, DE
 Population
 722 students
 District Spending
 $14,381
Supporting Materials

Lesson Plan: Number Talk Planning Guide.PDF

Student Work: Journal Samples.PDF

Reflection and Resources.PDF