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10. Solve problems using multiplication and division (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards 5.3C
teaches Common Core State Standards 5.C.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards MAFS.5.NBT.2.6
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Lesson objective: Apply multiplication and division to solve a real-world problem.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division to a real-life situation. Students are asked to determine the amount and cost of menu items for a district-wide math night based upon their calculated attendance and unit costs.

Key Concept students will use: 

  • Efficiently multiply using the standard algorithm
  • Use division strategies to solve division problems

Skills students will use:

  • the standard algorithm for multiplication
  • rectangular array, area model, or partial quotients strategy for division

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 1 (Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them) as they determine the number of items needed for a math night and the total costs for the items.

Key vocabulary: 

  • division
  • multiplication
  • quotient
  • product
  • standard algorithm


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