These three sets “I Have…Who Has?” cards and accompanying printables are everything you need to introduce, practice, and assess your students’ understanding of multiplicative comparisons! The 3 sets of cards will provide your students with varied practice with interpreting multiplication as a comparison. Extend your students’ practice (or assess their mastery of interpreting comparative situations) with the included activity sheets. With these resources, your students will grow stronger in their understanding of a key concept that dominates the Grade 4 Common Core Math Standards for operations & algebraic thinking and lays the foundation for proportional reasoning.
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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics addressed:
Operations & Algebraic Thinking (4.OA)
• Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35= 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations. (4.OA.1)
• 3 sets of 32 task cards – provided as full sets and 16-card “half-sets”
• graphic reference sheet
• 2 two-sided activity sheet (scoring guides included)
There are three full sets of 32 “I Have, Who Has?” cards, with each set of 32 cards labeled as Set A, Set B, or Set C. The cards in each set have a unique question and answer, and none of the questions or answers are repeated. There is no specific starting card as the 32 cards loop around. Any student can begin, and since none of the questions or answers are repeated, the cycle will eventually lead back to whatever student began the activity.
Included with the cards is a master list (identified as matching Set A, Set B, and Set C) of all the questions and answers on each of the cards. If you want to follow along with the students, you can have the student with that card begin, and use the master list to keep track of what card will be up next in case a student needs a hint.
There are 32 cards to accommodate large classes. You can still use the entire set even if you don’t have 32 students by having some students hold two cards at once. However, if you have much fewer than 32 students and you want to get more use out of each set, I have included a pair of “half-sets” for each set of 32 cards. These half-sets contain 16 cards and are identified as Set A1, Set A2, Set B1, Set B2, Set C1, and Set C2. They have the exact same numbers and expressions from the original sets of 32, but they are split into two groups and have their “ending” cards altered so that the 16th card loops back to the 1st card and the 32nd card loops back to the 17th card. If you have a class size closer to 16, you can use a half-set, such as Set C1, doubling up cards or kids as needed if you don’t have exactly 16 kids, and use the half-set with your class one day, saving the other half-set for a different day.
In order to allow for easier separation and sorting of the cards, each full set and each half-set has its own animal icon in the upper right corner. Each full set (Set A, Set B, etc.) has a monkey; all the monkey sets are full, 32-card sets. The 16-card half-sets have different animals, with the first half-set (Set A1, Set B1, etc.) featuring an elephant and the second half-set featuring a zebra. The cards are also labeled in the bottom right corner as an additional indication of what set the card belongs to – Set C1, Set A2, Set B, etc.
The printables consist of a graphic reference sheet and 2 two-page worksheets. Have the students glue it across two pages in their journal, or fold it in half and glue down on one page, allowing them to fold it open and read it. The 2 two-page activity sheets can be used to assess your students’ understanding of multiplicative comparisons. The activity sheets are formatted similarly but use different numbers. You can use them as pre- and post-assessment before and after you use the cards, use one as guided practice and the other as independent practice, assign one as classwork and the other as classwork, or use them in any way that suits your own teaching style and structure. Each of the sheets comes with a scoring guide and has a point total of 20, making for easier conversion to a percent.
For more resources that will help your students with multiplicative comparisons, check out this task card + printables set –
Comparison Conundrums math story problems task cards + printables
I hope your students enjoy the materials! – Dennis McDonald