This resource provides students with the opportunity to solve a multi-step contextual word problem with a degree of difficulty appropriate to Grade 4, requiring application of knowledge and skills.
This resource requires students to present the solution to a multi-step problem in the form of valid chains of reasoning, using symbols appropriately. Students must use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
What we like about this task
Addresses standards: 4.OA.A, 4.NBT.B, 4.OA.A.3, 4.NBT.B.6, MP.1, and MP.6
Requires students to understand the meaning of the quotient and remainder in order to solve problems in a real-world context
Addresses content across two major clusters (4.OA.A and 4.NBT.B) within the grade, specifically 4.OA.A.3 and 4.NBT.B.6
Requires students to interpret what is being asked and perform extensive calculations (MP.1) accurately and efficiently (MP.6)
In the classroom:
Offers opportunities for students to use strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division to solve division problems
Provides repeated practice of multi-digit division and can be easily altered to allow for repeated use throughout the year
Allows for small group, partner, or individual work