This is such an important 4th grade skill! Included in this package, you will find:
* Detailed teacher notes on the three types of multiplicative comparisons along with detailed pictures on how to use drawings to solve each type (These are in a format that can be shown to students, also.)
* Task cards on multiplicative comparisons (8 cards)
* Task cards on multi-step word problems (12 cards)
* Solutions for all task cards (These are designed for students to use to check one at a time.
* Black and white copies of task cards and student organizer (These have the same fun frame design; they are just in black and white for those who want to save ink.)
* Directions for task cards (complete and blank)
* Student organizer for all task cards (This allows each student to record his/her solution and his/her level of understanding! (I use this for each student, even when they work in groups.)
Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
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.
Note: The drawings will help them develop a conceptual understanding of the situation.
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.
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