Common Core Math Grade 5 Multiplication as Scaling
In previous grades, students understood multiplication as equal groups.
This lesson introduces multiplication as scaling. Students already know that multiplying a number by 1 results in the original number. Now they learn that multiplying a number by a whole number greater than 1 results in a product greater than the original number, and multiplying a number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product less than the original number. Students connect these concepts to gain a better understandi
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