Our Compare the Size of Products lesson plan teaches students how to compare the product of a multiplication problem without finding the solution to the problem. During this lesson, students are asked to roll a dice to fill in the missing number in a multiplication problem that includes fractions and then circle greater, equal, or less than for the product without solving the problem. Students are also asked to look at a list of multiplication problems that include fractions and determine which expressions are greater than or less than the original factor.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to compare the size of a product based on comparing the two factors in a multiplication problem without finding an exact solution.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.5.A