# Lesson 9 Multiplication as Equal Groups

Let’s work with equal groups of things.

## Warm-up Number Talk: More Addition

Find the value of each expression mentally.

## Activity 1 From Scaled Graphs to Equal Groups

Elena collected data about the kind of signs she saw on the way home. The data is shown in this picture graph:

Represent the number of speed limit signs Elena saw on the way home.

Which statement describes the number of speed limit signs Elena saw? Explain your reasoning.

There are 3 pictures and each picture represents 1 speed limit sign.

There are 3 pictures and each picture represents 2 speed limit signs.

There are 2 pictures and each picture represents 2 speed limit signs.

How could this drawing represent the street signs Elena saw on the way home?

## Activity 2 Equal Group Situations

Represent each situation.

There are 4 people wearing shoes. Each person is wearing 2 shoes.

There are 2 boxes of markers. Each box has 10 markers.

There are 3 basketball teams. Each team has 5 players.

## Practice Problem

## Problem 1

There are 6 tennis courts. There are 2 players on each tennis court.

Create a drawing or diagram to represent the tennis players. Then, find out how many players are on the tennis courts. Explain or show your reasoning.