T.I.P.S.

Students must be able to describe multiplication as a comparison. They are not doing the actual computation, but they must be able to tell what the expression means.
Example

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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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