Micro-Credential #4: Foundations of Multiplication

The aspiring or current K-12 educator will watch videos to reflect on the progression of multiplicative thinking. They will understand why a variety of strategies are important to developing a strong foundation in understanding multiplication. Educators will then apply this knowledge to multiplication instruction and explore the relationship between multiplication and division.

In this course, you will:

  • Understand strategies for single-digit multiplication.
  • Give strategies for multiplying up to a four-digit number by a one-digit number.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of identifying what strategies students are using related to multiplication.
  • Explore the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (C-R-A) progression to ensure students have a strong foundation of the WHY of multiplication.
  • Look at partial products as a tool for multiplying and explore the relationship between multiplication and division.
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Who should take this course?

Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary
Upper Elementary

Course Partner


Micro-Credential #4: Foundations of Multiplication

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual