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  • Read the following questions. Use a pictorial model or a number line to show your thinking.
    a) What does 5 x 25 mean?

    b) What does 17 x 8 mean?

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  • Supporting Standard 

    3.5 Algebraic reasoning. The student applies mathematical process standards to analyze and create patterns and relationships. The student is expected to:

    (C) describe a multiplication expression as a comparison such as 3 x 24 represents 3 times as much as 24


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