Multiplication can be represented using four different models: the set model, the area model, the linear model, and the combination model. Shoes in Twos introduces the set model through counting in steps of two; the initial skill required to determine the product when multiplying by two.
These whole-class activities provide students with the opportunity to:
listen to a story about counting in steps of two
use materials to act out counting in steps of two situations
act out counting in steps of two using the Teaching Tool
use the Teaching Tool to complete number sentences