Distributive Property Explore Task

Background for Teachers:

Priority Standard #1: Represent and Understand Multiplication and Division

Prior Grades: Develop an understanding of the meanings of multiplication and division and represent and solve multiplication and division problems within 100 (3.OA.1-6). By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers (3.OA.7.b).

4th Grade: Understand multiplication as comparison (4.OA.1-2). Use strategies based on place value and the properties of operations to multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two, two-digit numbers (4.NBT.5). Use strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and the relationship between multiplication and division to divide up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors (4.NBT.6).



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