Task# Reasoning about Multiplication

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The solution shown below is in adult language. Responses by fifth grade students will vary widely in their level of precision. This is a good task to work with kids to try to explain their thinking clearly and precisely, although teachers should be willing to work with many different ways of explaining the relationship between the magnitude of the factors and the magnitude of the product. This relationship can be expressed using symbolic notation more succinctly.