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4th Grade Math - Number Operations: Multiplication & Division

Clip 11/16: Problem 4 - 4th Grade Number Ops Part C


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

The process of thinking is illuminated again with math chatter. A math disagreement turns into a useful math debate. In one group, three students seemed convinced by their accurate pictures, with one student bringing in the idea of “divided by…”