Multiplication and Division Story Problems
These problems are aligned with testing questions that show up frequently on standardized tests. It is a great way to help students identify the different types and forms of questions, thinking of their strategies in different ways.
• CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
• CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1
The five pages include multiple stories for both multiplication and division, offer multiple choice answers.
The last page allows students to think at a higher level and come up with their own stories and solve.
I also request that my students provide a picture of their stories so that I can display their work on the school boards!
Also a great tool for those that need remediation! Can be used for 2nd grade high kiddos and low 4th grade kiddos too.