These fun problem-solving pages will help you take advantage of the holiday energy in your classroom. They provide practice in writing multiplication and division equations and solving problems with those operations. Each page has cute graphic that illustrate the theme of that page: Christmas Cookies, Christmas Elves, Decorating the Tree, Christmas Carolers, and Christmas Gifts.
Each of the five one-page activities has a combination of multiplication and division problems, so students will get practice in determining which operation to use. There is also one problem on each page that requires more than one step to find the answer. Students may need help at first with writing an equation for the first step in the problem, then writing another equation for the next step.
These short activities are perfect for supplementing a whole-class lesson, a math or early-finishers center, or for homework.
Common Core standards that are addressed through these activities are listed below.
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.
Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.
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.
Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. 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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