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# Lesson Plan Template

• #### Vocabulary

Zero Property of Multiplication: When you multiply any number by zero, the product is always zero.

### Materials and Preparation

• Whiteboard and markers
• TeachTastic Worksheet Pack for Multiplying by 0
• Visual aids showing examples of multiplication by 0
• Manipulatives (e.g., counters or cubes) for hands-on practice

### Learning Objectives

• Students will understand the zero property of multiplication.
• Students will be able to multiply any number by zero and correctly identify the product as zero.
• Students will demonstrate their understanding through guided and independent practice.

### Introduction

Begin the lesson by asking students if they can think of a situation where they have zero of something, like zero apples or zero toys. Explain that today they will learn about what happens when we multiply numbers by zero. Show an example problem: 0 × 2 = ?

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

Explain the zero property of multiplication, stating that any number multiplied by zero is always zero. Demonstrate this on the whiteboard with several examples:

• 0 × 2 = 0
• 0 × 5 = 0
• 0 × 10 = 0 Emphasize that the rule applies to any number, no matter how big or small.

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### Guided Practice

Hand out the TeachTastic Worksheet Pack for Multiplying by 0. Work through a few problems together as a class, encouraging students to use manipulatives to visualize the concept. For example, use counters to show that 0 groups of 2 counters still result in zero counters.

### Independent Practice

Students will complete the remaining problems in the worksheet pack independently. As they work, circulate the room to provide support and ensure understanding. This practice will help identify students' independent level of knowledge before assessment.

## Support

• Offer additional practice with manipulatives for students who need it.
• Provide step-by-step written guides for solving multiplication by zero problems.
• Pair students who are struggling with a peer tutor for additional support.

## Extension

• Challenge students to find real-life examples where multiplication by zero might be used.
• Have students create their own word problems involving multiplication by zero and solve them.
• Introduce more complex multiplication problems involving zero and other operations.

### Assessment

Use specific assessment worksheets from the TeachTastic Worksheet Pack to evaluate students' mastery of the zero property of multiplication. This can include a mix of direct questions, word problems, and practical examples.

### Review and closing

Summarize the key points of the lesson, emphasizing that any number multiplied by zero is always zero. Address any common misconceptions and clarify any confusion. Allow students to ask questions and share their thoughts on the lesson.

### Misconceptions

• Students might think that multiplication always makes numbers bigger. Clarify that multiplying by zero is an exception.
• Some might confuse adding zero with multiplying by zero. Highlight the differences between the two operations.
• Students may forget the rule when dealing with larger numbers. Provide plenty of practice with numbers of varying sizes.
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