Curriculum Library

Multiplication & Division Unit 3: Equal Shares Division and Multiplication Strategies

Key Concept: Division can be used to find the size of each group when a starting amount is shared equally.

Unit Launcher    
View Amy's Trip to Lucky Loops Amusement Park: Discussion Guide and KWL Chart

Lesson Sequences

M.3-1-1 Modeling Equal Shares Division  |
View Lesson Opener Hands-On (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make models to show how a starting value is shared equally among groups. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree or Disagree (5 min)
M.3-1-2 Writing Equations to Solve Equal Shares Problems  |
View Lesson Opener Walk-About (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Use division models and equations to solve equal shares word problems. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Apply Your Knowledge (5 min)
M.3-1-3 Division as an Inverse of Multiplication  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Use division models and equations to solve multiplication problems with unknowns, and use multiplication models and equations to solve division problems with unknowns to see the inverse relationship. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree or Disagree (5 min)
M.3-1-4 Solving Equal Shares Problems: Numbers Only  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Write equations and solve word problems for equal shares division problems. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 1    
View Amy's Trip to Lucky Loops Amusement Park: Amy's Data
Key Concept: There can be remainders when a starting amount is divided to be shared equally.

Lesson Sequences

M.3-2-1 Modeling Equal Shares: Remainders  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Hands-On (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make models for a starting value that results in leftovers when shared equally among groups. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree or Disagree (5 min)
M.3-2-2 Writing Equations: Equal Shares with Remainders  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Walk-About (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Use division models and complete equations to solve equal shares word problems that have remainders. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Apply Your Knowledge (5 min)
M.3-2-3 Using Multiplication to Check Division  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Use models and equations to solve division problems. Then use models and multiplication equations to check the answers. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Apply Your Knowledge (5 min)
M.3-2-4 Solving Equal Shares with Remainders: Numbers Only  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Write equations and solve word problems for equal shares division problems that have remainders. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 2    
View Amy's Trip to Lucky Loops Amusement Park: Create Some Data
Key Concept: Using facts you know can help you find the product of facts you have not yet mastered.

Lesson Sequences

M.3-3-1 Using Groups of 5 and 10 to Solve for Groups of 4 and 9  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make two part models and complete equations that use groups sizes of 5 and 10 to solve given problems with group sizes of 4 and 9. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
M.3-3-2 Writing Equations for Distributive Property for Groups of 4 and 9   |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make two part models and complete equations that contain parenthesis and partial products using the groups sizes of 5 or 10 and a subtraction strategy to find the product of a given fact. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Apply Your Knowledge (5 min)
M.3-3-3 Using 5 and 10 Groups to Solve 4 and 9 Groups  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Complete equations that demonstrate the distributive property using different numbers. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree or Disagree (5 min)
M.3-3-4 Writing Equations for Distributive Property: Different Number of Groups  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make two part models and write equations using the distributive property by separating one factor into different number of groups in order to find the product. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Apply Your Knowledge (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 3    
View Your Trip to Lucky Loops Amusement Park: Your Data
Key Concept: Changing the order of factors or separating one factor into parts are strategies that can be used to multiply numbers.

Lesson Sequences

M.3-4-1 Multiplying Basic Facts: Commutative Property  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Hands-On (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make models, complete "groups of" sentences, and write equations that demonstrate the commutative property. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
M.3-4-2 Distributive Property: Separating Factors Into Parts  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make models and complete equations that separate either the first or second factor of a given fact in order to find the product. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
M.3-4-3 Using the Distributive Property to Solve Equations  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make models and write equations that distributes either the first or second factor in order to find the product of a given fact. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
M.3-4-4 Distributive Property: Numbers Only  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Write equations that distributes either the first or second factor in order to find the product of a given fact without the use of models. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Apply Your Knowledge (5 min)