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.1

Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison (for example, interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5). Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.

• 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.
• Grade 4 Unit 2: Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers (Georgia Standards)
In this unit students will solve multi-step problems using the four operations, use estimation to solve multiplication and division problems, find factors and multiples, identify prime and composite numbers and generate patterns.
• Operations and Algebraic Thinking (4.OA) - Fourth Grade Core Guide
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for Fourth Grade Mathematics - Operations and Algebraic Thinking (4.OA)
• Thousands and Millions of Fourth Graders
Students are given facts about the number of fourth graders in different places and asked to make calculations comparing the numbers. The purpose of this task is to help students understand the multiplicative relationship between commonly used large numbers (thousands and millions) by using their understanding of place value.
• Threatened and Endangered
Given facts about two endangered and threatened animals students are asked a question requiring them to understand multiplying and dividing whole numbers by powers of 10.

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 Specialists - Patricia  Stephens-French or Molly  Basham and see the Mathematics - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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