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Interpret the relationship between multiplication and division by recognizing that a quotient is also a factor

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/NS/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3

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Big Ideas: Multiplication can be used to check division. The operations "undo" each other. The quotient of a division problem is the same as a missing factor in a multiplication problem. This lesson builds on students' understanding of dividing unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions. This task gives students a chance to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of division and its relation to multiplication. Students will look at a scenario and determine whether the operation used is multiplication or division and reason about the relationship between the two operations. Vocabulary: dividend, divisor, quotient, inverse operation Special Materials: grid or graph paper