These Multiply Greater Numbers Task Cards align with the following Common Core Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers,
using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations,
rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
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
This is a set of 24 Multiply Greater Number Task Cards. Each task card asks students to practice multiplying 2-and 3-digit numbers by 1- and 2-digit numbers. It also asks students to practice the skill with word problems. In the word problems, students must either multiply, add, or subtract (so they do not just automatically multiply 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 Box Method strategy card helps struggling students by providing an example of the steps in the skill to coach them into understanding and to facilitate their learning. There is also a Word Problem Strategy Card to rein-force when to add, subtract, multiply, or divide. 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!