This graphic organizer is inspired by a Step Up to Writing template.
I print off word problems and have the students glue them on the page each time. You could also paste the problem on before you copy the template.
Common Core Standards-shifts to showing thinking in variety of ways and explaining thinking
4.NBT.5 Multiply a whole number . . . Illustrate and explain the calculation using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
4.NBT.6 Find whole number quotients and remainders . . . Illustrate and explain the calculation using equations rectangular arrays, and/or area models.