These Division Facts & Word Problem Task Cards align with the following Common Core Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.A.2 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.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.A.3 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.
This is a set of Division Facts & Word Problem Task Cards. Each task card asks students to practice basic division facts as well as become fluent in multiplication and division fact families. It also asks students to practice the skill with word problems. In the word problems, students must either divide, multiply, add, or subtract (so they do not just
automatically divide without thinking first what makes sense!). The challenge cards ask students not only to answer the problem, but to explain and justify their thinking. The Math Operation strategy card helps struggling students by reminding them of what each operation means.
These cards are also differentiated for diverse learners; half of the problems are in a multiple-choice format to provide support for learners and prepare for end of grade tests while half of the problems are open-ended short answer so the teacher can monitor and analyze student thinking.
This set includes: 24 task cards, 2 challenge cards, 2 strategy cards for scaffolding, an accountability sheet, and an
Task cards can be used in small group instruction, as a center activity, or for your fast finishers. In my classroom, my students each have a task card journal. They glue in the recording sheet to their notebook, and then when they have completed a set and are ready for me to check it, they turn it into the task card tray. I also have a box for task cards that we have already introduced. Students work on them when they finish an assessment, or if they are fast finishers.
These cards print great on any colored cardstock or paper. I recommend laminating them for longer use!