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4th Grade Math - Number Operations: Multiplication & Division

Clip 10/16: Problem 4 - 4th Grade Number Ops Part B


Students are asked to take the words of the story and make a math picture. No question is asked yet. The story is: “Maria saved $24. She saved 3 times as much as Wayne.”

Teacher Commentary

This is the sound of quiet engagement. All students seem to get started on something, even if not on a picture. Students struggle to draw a picture at first. I am very curious about the thinking that leads some students to their drawings: Eight groups of three in a bar model or drawn with dots… Pictures of 3x6 or 3x4 with what looks like dice. I can not yet tell how helpful their pictures are for them.

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