# Center

Five in a Row: Multiplication (3–5)

## Stage 1: Factors 1–5 and 10

### Narrative

Students multiply using factors of 1–5 and 10. Partner A chooses two numbers and places a paper clip on each number. They multiply the numbers and place a counter on the product. Partner B moves one of the paper clips to a different number, multiplies the numbers, and places a counter on the product. Students take turns moving one paper clip, finding the product, and covering it with a counter.

Each group of 2 needs 25 two-color counters and 2 paper clips.

## Stage 2: Factors 1–9

### Narrative

Students multiply using factors of 1–9. Partner A chooses two numbers and places a paper clip on each number. They multiply the numbers and place a counter on the product. Partner B moves one of the paper clips to a different number, multiplies the numbers, and places a counter on the product. Students take turns moving one paper clip, finding the product, and covering it with a counter.

Each group of 2 needs 25 two-color counters and 2 paper clips.

## Stage 3: Two-digit Factors

### Narrative

Students multiply using two-digit factors. Partner A chooses two numbers and places a paper clip on each number. They multiply the numbers and place a counter on the product. Partner B moves one of the paper clips to a different number, multiplies the numbers, and places a counter on the product. Students take turns moving one paper clip, finding the product, and covering it with a counter.