Strand: OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING (4.OA)

Use the four operations with whole numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) to solve problems (Standards 4.OA.1–3). Gain familiarity with factors and multiples (Standard 4.OA.4). Generate and analyze numeric and shape patterns (Standard 4.OA.5).

Standard 4.OA.3

Solve multi-step word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted.

• An Introduction to Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
This lesson plan introduces arithmetic and geometric sequences to students so that they know the terminology and can vary a sequence.
• Carnival Tickets
This activity gives students a chart showing how the price of carnival tickets has increased over the years. They must answer questions using the table data. The purpose of this task is for students to solve multi-step problems in a context involving a concept that supports financial literacy, namely inflation.
• Grade 4 Mathematics Module 1: Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction
In this 25-day module of Grade 4, students extend their work with whole numbers. They begin with large numbers using familiar units (hundreds and thousands) and develop their understanding of millions by building knowledge of the pattern of times ten in the base ten system on the place value chart (4.NBT.1). They recognize that each sequence of three digits is read as hundreds, tens, and ones followed by the naming of the corresponding base thousand unit (thousand, million, billion).
• Grade 4 Mathematics Module 3: Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division
In this 43-day module, students use place value understanding and visual representations to solve multiplication and division problems with multi-digit numbers. As a key area of focus for Grade 4, this module moves slowly but comprehensively to develop students' ability to reason about the methods and models chosen to solve problems with multi-digit factors and dividends.
• Grade 4 Mathematics Module 7: Exploring Measurement with Multiplication
In this 20-day module, students build their competencies in measurement as they relate multiplication to the conversion of measurement units. Throughout the module, students will explore multiple strategies for solving measurement problems involving unit conversion.
• Karl's Garden
Students are given this task: "Karl's rectangular vegetable garden is 20 feet by 45 feet, and Makenna's is 25 feet by 40 feet. Whose garden is larger in area?" The purpose of the task is for students to solve a multi-step multiplication problem in a context that involves area.
• Order of Operations Four
This applet pits two players against each other in solving expressions using the four basic operations.
• USBE Core Guide (4OA3)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.

http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Shannon Ference and see the Mathematics - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - DIANA SUDDRETH .
Email:  diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov

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