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Free Lesson Plan Materials for Area Model Multiplication

Area models are an important tool for teaching multiplication understanding, but it can be difficult deciding where to start with your students.  In one class a teacher may have students who do not know the multiplication facts and cannot multiply all the way to students who are ready to take off with decimal multiplication.  Planning lessons for this wide variety of learners takes a lot of time because the teacher is essentially planning for at least three classes in one!  

The Lesson Plan Library is OPEN!

The Leaf and STEM Learning Lesson Plan Library is now open!  With the first two sets of lesson plans for whole number place value and area models for multiplication are ready for you to download, edit, and use.  Both lesson plan is tiered into three levels to make it...

Welcome to the NEW Leaf and STEM Learning!

I am excited to announce the NEW Leaf and STEM Learning website.  You can still read all the great math and instructional tips articles available on the old Leaf and STEM Learning site, but there are new and exciting things happening here! Soon a library of lesson...

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