CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.4 – Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.B.5 Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7– Fluently multiply and divide within 100
Lessons require from 10-40 minutes for a total of 90 minutes. These lessons are recommended more as a review or preview.
Students need a device with web-browser – Chromebook, laptop or desktop computer, phone or tablet. If using a mobile device, we recommend downloading the Making Camp Premium app. It can also be played on the web on any computer.
Students who have recently learned multiplication tables still need frequent review. These five lessons present multiplication review in a variety of lengths and formats; games, cross-curricular formats integrating Ojibwe history, flash cards, virtual manipulatives, slide presentations and video.
Ojibwe History Integrated with Math + History = Making Camp
That’s Making Camp in a nutshell, um, equation. Each of these only takes about 10 minutes, teaches Ojibwe (Native American) history , multiplication or division. You can do these at the beginning or end of class as a warm-up, as an assignment for those students who finish early or combine all three for a 30-minute lesson.
Lesson 1: Making Camp – 10-minute multiplication review and Ojibwe history
Do this lesson first. Students sign in to the Making Camp game, play through the introduction, play a memory game and get a virtual dog.
Lesson 2 – 10 Minute Mini-Lesson: Rabbit Stew & Multiplication
Students learn about what foods the Ojibwe people ate and how their diet changed when they were forced on to the reservation. They play a multiplication tic-tac-toe to snare rabbits and spend the points earned in the game to outfit their wigwam.
Lesson 3 – Trade for a wigwam
Not strictly multiplication review but this is where students trade in the points they have earned in the prior two lessons for items for their wigwam.Students will watch two brief videos, one on building a wigwam and one on trading between tribes.Clicking on each item gives information on how that item was used by the Ojibwe
Lesson 4 – Multiplication Review and Red River Carts
Students watch a video on the importance of the Red River cart in expanding trade. The teacher presents (or students may read) a presentation discussing Red River carts followed by two related word problems. The 20-minute lesson concludes with students playing Making Camp Premium, reinforcing multiplication facts and the Ojibwe history lesson learned.
Lesson 5- Multiplication Terms
Students watch a video on multiplication terms then review terms with flash cards. Students quiz each other with flash cards. This 40-minute lesson closes with practicing multiplication and division by playing Making Camp Premium.