### Other Examples:

- A child recognizes 3 x 6 + 3 = 4 x 6 as a true statement without performing all computations.
- Given a situation involving two data sets, relates the columns in a t-chart, describing the
*specific math transformation*that would apply to each number in the first column to generate the corresponding number in the second column.

### Help your student become a(n) Relational Thinker with Multiplication

Activities build on the previous levels to now feature multiplicative thinking and the distributive property, lets you multiply a sum by multiplying each addend separately and then add the products, such as in 5 X 7 = 5 X (5 + 2) = 5 X 5 + (5 X 2) = 25 + 10 = 35. Math talk and the use of multiple strategies are important, as it discussing why different strategies can yield the same answer. |