Lesson 1
Find the Largest Product
Lesson Purpose
The purpose of this lesson is for students to recognize and explain place value patterns as they find products using the standard algorithm they learned in Unit 4.
Lesson Narrative
In previous units, students learned the standard algorithm for multiplying whole numbers. In this lesson, students compare and contrast different products that can be made with the same set of 3 or 4 digits. They look for patterns in the arrangement of the digits and explain those patterns in terms of place value. For example, students might notice that the product of 2 twodigit numbers results in a greater product than that of a threedigit number and 1 onedigit number. If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 4, Section A in the curriculum materials.
 Action and Expression
 MLR8
Activity 1: Talk About it
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Fluently multiply multidigit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Student Facing
 Let’s look for patterns when we multiply multidigit numbers.
Required Preparation
CCSS Standards
Addressing
Lesson Timeline
Warmup  10 min 
Activity 1  15 min 
Activity 2  20 min 
Lesson Synthesis  10 min 
Cooldown  5 min 
Teacher Reflection Questions
What did you learn about students' understanding of the standard algorithm for multiplication during the lesson today? How can you use what you learned to support students in tomorrow's lesson?
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