This mini bundle is a fabulous introduction to the hard to teach operations and algebraic thinking standards. This product contains my PowerPoint with a corresponding note taker and a set of differentiated QR codes for additional practice with multiplicative comparisons.
It is aligned with the 4th grade common core standards to teach students about multiplicative comparisons.
The PowerPoint teaches students how mulitplication is a way to compare numbers. It also provides students with practice writing multiplicative comparison statements. It moves on to show students how to use bar models to solve multiplication and division word problems that involve multiplicative comparisons. A note taker is also provided that follows along with the PowerPoint. This allows students to get important notes down which still paying attention to the content of the presentation.
The QR code practice task cards are perfect differentiated and engaging practice. It has problems where students must show how multiplication is a way to compare numbers. It also provides students with practice writing multiplicative comparison statements. It moves on to give students practice using bar models to solve multiplication and division word problems that involve multiplicative comparisons. There are 3 sets of 20 task cards that are differentiated for below level, on level, and above leveled groups. A recording sheet and an answer key is provided for all three sets of 20 task cards.
This mini bundle is aligned to the following state standards:
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.
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.1
I hope you find this resource helpful to teach this standard, and I hope your students enjoy it as well. Please remember to leave feedback!