### Summary

During this lesson, students will use their prior knowledge of multiplication and the distributive property to solve a 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication problem.

### Essential Question(s)

How can you use multiplication strategies to solve a story problem?

### Snapshot

**Engage**

Students activate prior knowledge with group discussion and are introduced to the problem.

**Explore**

"Harvest Strategy": Students create a poster for their solution.

**Explain**

Students solve story problems with their preferred method.

**Extend**

"Who Has the Largest?": Students play a card game to practice multiplication.

**Evaluate**

Students complete an Exit Ticket to evaluate their understanding.

### Materials

Story problem handout

Large sheets of bulletin board paper (one per group)

Sticky notes (one per student)

Deck of playing cards with face cards and 10s removed

Craft sticks (optional)

Exit ticket

### Engage

Begin by discussing the distributive property to activate students' prior knowledge of multiplication. Ask students, "What does the distributive property look like?" Students may answer the questions through whole group discussion, written/illustrated responses, or by modeling.