# Lesson overview:Exploring commutativity in multiplication

- In this lesson, we will explore the commutative law in multiplication. We will investigate how partitioning a number in multiplication can help us compare two multiplication calculations and see if they have the same product.

## Core Content

- In this lesson, we will explore the commutative law in multiplication. We will investigate how partitioning a number in multiplication can help us compare two multiplication calculations and see if they have the same product.

## Deriving multiplication and division facts:

- Looking at multiplication strategies and the effect on the product
- Multiplying numbers by 10 and 100
- Linking place value and multiplication
- Dividing by 10 using place value
- Multiplying and dividing by 100
- Exploring division strategies
- Deriving new facts from multiplication facts
- Using arrays to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number
- Using Dienes to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number
- Exploring commutativity in multiplication
- Exploring commutativity
- Dividing by a one digit number (no regrouping)
- Solving multiplication and division problems using the bar model
- Solving multiplication and division problems by drawing the bar model
- Identifying known and unknown relationships