The main strategies covered in this lesson include skip counting, finger models, the commutative property of multiplication, and the distributive property.
This lesson helps students develop their problem-solving skills by teaching them different strategies for solving multiplication problems. By exploring multiple approaches to multiplication, students learn to think flexibly and choose the most efficient strategy for each problem.
Yes, there are optional extension activities included in this lesson plan. These activities provide additional practice and challenges for students who need extra reinforcement or want to further extend their learning.