3rd & 4th Grade Math Multiplication and Division Project | Circus Party

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Description

Differentiated multiplication project! Third and Fourth grade math project with Digital project option included! Google Slides versions included!

Scaffolds learning the problem-solving process! Multiplication and Division Fluency! Use for Math Centers, Early Finishers, Small Group Instruction or Purposeful Practice! Plan a Circus Party is perfect for advanced third grade math, on-grade level fourth grade math or fifth grade math students who need more story problem practice! Realistic application problems in a fun and engaging project-based learning activity!

Using the Project Based Learning approach, this project reinforces multiplication and division fluency as well as single and multi-step story problem solving strategies! Students choose the number of guests to invite to the party so they can do the same project again and again and the answers will be different depending on the number of guests they invite! *Answer key is included for 7-12 guests!

It is perfect for advanced 3rd grade students, on grade-level fourth grade students or below grade level 5th grade students. It is aligned to standards 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.B.4, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.8, 3.NBT.A.3, 3.NBT.A.3, 4.OA,A.1, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3,4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6. Skills include:

  • Multiplication and division fact fluency
  • Single step story problems
  • Multi-step contextual problems including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Interpreting factors, products, dividends, divisors and quotients
  • Solving contextual problems involving the four operations including interpreting remainders
  • Fluently adding and subtracting within 10,000
  • Multiplying one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10
  • Solve contextual problems involving multiplicative comparison
  • Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by one-digit whole numbers and multiply two two-digit numbers
  • Find whole number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors

There are 2 versions of the project, designed to be differentiated for your class and to help scaffold students towards independent problem solving. Each version is 28 pages and includes 5 different parts of planning the party (each part includes 8-11 questions on over 4 pages for each part)!

  • Problem Solving Support: The first version (pages 6-34), includes story problem solving graphic organizers for each problem to help scaffold your students towards solving the single and multi-step story problems. This version is great for your students that need to practice fluency and need support making story problems more accessible.
  • Independent Problem Solving: The second version (pages 35-63), does not include the graphic organizers so students need to interpret the problems themselves. This provides a more challenging opportunity for students to determine the steps to solve each problem. This is great for your students who are fluent in their facts but need to work on interpreting story problems independently.

DIGITAL FILES NOW INCLUDED! GOOGLE SLIDES VERSION INCLUDED! *ZIP file includes PDF project file with answer key. Power Point files included for both versions of the product with easy-to-use "type answer here" boxes! Students can complete the project digitally, save as a PDF and send to their teacher! Great for distance learning! You can also upload the Power Point to Google Slides to have students submit their work on Google. There are links included to Google Slides versions of the project!

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About the Author

Melanie Doppler--Math Coach Connection taught in a 3rd and 4th grade multi-age classroom in a Title 1 public school in Wisconsin for 3 years, 5th grade math and science for 2 years in a public school in Tennessee, and spent 1 1/2 years as a math coach. She has her BS in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is committed to creating fun and creative products that are differentiated and aligned to the math content standards!

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Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.

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