Lesson Plan: Comparing Multiplication and Division Expressions Mathematics • 3rd Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to compare multiplication and division expressions.


Students will be able to

  • compare two multiplication expressions without calculating the products,
  • compare two division expressions without calculating the quotients,
  • compare multiplication or division expressions to numbers,
  • decide when it is necessary to calculate the answer to compare two expressions.


Students should already be familiar with

  • multiplication up to 10×10,
  • basic division facts.


Students will not cover

  • the properties of multiplication and division.

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