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Access Point #: MACC.5.NF.2.CCC.5a

Determine whether the product will increase or decrease based on the multiplier.
  • Concrete: 
    • Show what happens to set when multiplied by one (1x) or some other whole number (2x). 
      • Example: I have three chips; which is one set of chips…Now show me two sets of three chips. … Which is more? 
    • Use whole numbers
  • Representation
    • Select a pictorial representation that matches the multiplication problem. 
    • Recognize when a number is multiplied by a fraction or decimal, the product will decrease. 
    • Recognize when a number is multiplied by a number greater than one, the product will increase. 
    • Vocabulary and symbols: =, x, >, <, proportion, product, multiplier, factor. 
Number: MACC.5.NF.2.CCC.5a
Category: Core Content Connector
Date Adopted or Revised: 04/13
Cluster: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions. : Major Cluster

Don’t … Sort clusters from Major to Supporting, and then teach them in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.