I visited in a 3rd grade class today and saw CRA in action again. Let’s backtrack a bit. A couple of weeks ago during planning, one of my 3rd grade teachers literally broke out in hives at the thought of teaching 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication. Probably the same way I’d feel about teaching poetry! Anyway, I decided to write the 3rd grade team a series of mini-lessons to guide them through teaching “big” multiplication using the CRA sequence of instruction. Today, I got to see one of those mini-lessons in action. Pretty cool. Click here to grab the concrete mini-lesson. The complete lesson can be found at my TPT store.
Concrete Learning for 2-Digit Multiplication
Written by Donna Boucher
Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.