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Grade 4 Mathematics Module 3, Topic D: Multiplication Word Problems

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Grade 4 Mathematics Module 3, Topic D: Multiplication Word Problems

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Overview:

Module 3, Topic D gives students the opportunity to apply their new multiplication skills (4.NBT.5). In Lesson 12, students extend their work with multiplicative comparison from Topic A to solve real-world problems (4.OA.2). As shown on the next page, students use a combination of addition, subtraction, and multiplication to solve multi-step problems in Lesson 13 (4.OA.3)

Content Standard(s):
Mathematics
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 4
1. Interpret and write equations for multiplicative comparisons.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • When given a multiplication equation, create and explain a corresponding verbal multiplicative comparison statement.
    Example: interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 35 is 7 times as many as 5.
  • When given a verbal (written or oral) representation of a multiplicative comparison, write and solve the related multiplication equation.
  • Example: Sue has 7 cards and Joe has 5 times as many cards as Sue. The student will write 5 x 7 and accurately find the number of cards Joe has to be 35.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Multiplicative comparison
  • Multiplier
  • Equation
  • Times as many
  • Times as much
  • Verbal statement
  • Factor
  • Product
  • Quantity
  • Multiple
  • Scale factor
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • How to write an equation to represent a word situation.
  • Which quantity is being multiplied and which factor is telling how many times.
  • Varied language that describes multiplicative comparisons.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Interpret equations for multiplicative comparisons.
  • Write equations for multiplicative comparisons.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Multiplicative comparisons relate the size of two quantities and a scale factor.
  • Factors in multiplication problems have different roles from each other in the context of comparison problems.
  • Explanations and drawings show ways multiplicative comparisons are similar to and different from equal groups and arrays.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.4.1 Solve one-step word problems involving real-life situations using the four operations within 100 without regrouping and select the appropriate method of computation when problem solving.


Mathematics
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 4
2. Solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison using drawings and write equations to represent the problem, using a symbol for the unknown number.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • When given word problems involving multiplicative comparison, will solve using concrete, pictorial representations, and write related equations involving a single unknown.
  • Example: There are 12 children and 3 adults at the playground. How many times as many children are at the playground than adults? Represent the situation with the equation 12 = n × 3 and a tape diagram with a total of 12 and groups of 3, repeating each group 4 times to solve.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Multiplicative comparison
  • Times as many
  • Product
  • Factor
  • Multiplication
  • Equation
  • Symbol
  • Additive comparison
  • Tape diagram
  • Unknown
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to find products and quotients.
  • Recognize situations represented by multiplicative comparison.
  • Distinguish between multiplicative comparison and additive comparison.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison.
  • Write equations using a symbol for the unknown to represent word problems involving multiplicative comparison.
  • Use drawings to represent the word situation involving multiplicative comparison.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • additive comparison focuses on the difference between two quantities and multiplicative comparison focuses on one quantity being some number times larger than another.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.4.1 Solve one-step word problems involving real-life situations using the four operations within 100 without regrouping and select the appropriate method of computation when problem solving.


Mathematics
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 4
3. Determine and justify solutions for multi-step word problems, including problems where remainders must be interpreted.

a. Write equations to show solutions for multi-step word problems with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.

b. Determine reasonableness of answers for multi-step word problems, using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
When given multi step word problems,
  • Solve a variety of multistep word problems involving all four operations on whole numbers including problems where remainders must be interpreted.
  • Explain and justify solutions using connections between the problem and related equations involving a single (letter) unknown.
  • Evaluate the reasonableness of solutions using estimation strategies.
Note: Multi step problems must have at least 3 steps.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Operation
  • Multi Step problem
  • Remainder
  • Unknown quantity
  • Equation
  • Rounding
  • Mental strategy
  • Partition
  • Estimation
  • Reasonableness
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Context situations represented by the four operations.
  • How to calculate sums, differences, products, and quotients.
  • Estimation strategies to justify solutions as reasonable.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Solve multi-step word situations using the four operations.
  • Represent quantities and operations physically, pictorially, or symbolically.
  • Write equations to represent the word problem and use symbols to represent unknown quantities.
  • Use context and reasoning to interpret remainders.
  • Use estimation strategies to assess reasonableness of answers by comparing actual answers to estimates.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Using problem solving strategies will help them determine which operation to use to solve a problem.
  • Remainders must be interpreted based on the context, and remainders are sometimes ignored, rounded up, or partitioned.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.4.1 Solve one-step word problems involving real-life situations using the four operations within 100 without regrouping and select the appropriate method of computation when problem solving.


Mathematics
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 4
11. Find the product of two factors (up to four digits by a one-digit number and two two-digit numbers), using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.

a. Illustrate and explain the product of two factors using equations, rectangular arrays, and area models.
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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Use strategies based on place value, properties of operations, rectangular arrays, area models, and equations to illustrate and explain the product of two factors (up to four digits by a one-digit number and two two-digit numbers).
Note: Standard algorithm is not an expectation for grade 4.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Product
  • Factor
  • Compose
  • Decompose
  • Digit
  • Strategy
  • Place value
  • Properties of operations
  • Equation
  • Rectangular array
  • Area model
  • Partial product
  • Multiple of 10
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • How to compose and decompose numbers in a variety of ways using place value and the properties of operations.
  • How to represent the product of two factors using an area model.
  • Use strategies based on place value (partial products), the properties of operations, arrays and area models to represent a two digit factor times a two digit factor.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Use strategies based on place value and the properties of operations to find products.
  • Illustrate the product of two factors using rectangular arrays and area models.
  • Explain the product of two factors using equations.
  • Make connections between models and equations.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • arrays, area models, place value strategies, and the properties of operations can be used to find products of a single digit factor by a multi-digit factor and products of two two-digit factors.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.4.11 Add and subtract one and two-digit numbers up to 49 with regrouping using concrete manipulatives and visual models.


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