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Multiplication & Division Unit 5: Comparison and Multi-Step Problem Solving

Key Concept: Quantities can be compared using addition and multiplication.

Unit Launcher    
View Ridgewood School’s Exercise-A-Thon: Discussion Guide and KWL Chart

Lesson Sequences

M.5-1-1 Complete an Additive Comparison Model  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will complete bar models that represent additive comparison problems in which either the sum or an addend is unknown. (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
M.5-1-2 Complete a Multiplicative Comparison Model  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will complete bar models that represent multiplicative comparison problems in which either the product or a factor is unknown.  (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
M.5-1-3 Create an Additive Comparison Model  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will create bar models that represent additive comparison problems in which either the sum or an addend is unknown. (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
M.5-1-4 Create a Multiplicative Comparison Model  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will complete bar models that represent multiplicative comparison problems in which either the product or a factor is unknown. (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
M.5-1-5 Create Multiplicative and Additive Comparison Models  |
View Lesson Opener Sketch-It (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will distinguish between additive and multiplicative comparison problems and create a bar model to represent the problem. (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree or Disagree (5-8 min)
Real World Investigation Part 1    
View Ridgewood School’s Exercise-A-Thon: Jackson’s Data
Key Concept: A model can be used to represent a two-step problem.

Lesson Sequences

M.5-2-1 Two-Step Problems: Add and Subtract  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Walk About (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students use addition and/or subtraction to solve two-step problems through creating a bar model.  (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
M.5-2-2 Two-Step Problems: Add, Subtract, and Multiply  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Sketch-It (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students use addition, subtraction, and/or multiplication to solve two-step problems through creating a bar model.  (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree or Disagree (5-8 min)
M.5-2-3 Two-Step Problems: All Operations  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Sketch-It (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division to solve two-step problems through creating a bar model. (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
M.5-2-4 More Two-Step Problems: All Operations  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division to solve two-step problems through creating a bar model.  (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
Real World Investigation Part 2    
View Ridgewood School’s Exercise-A-Thon: Create Some Data
Key Concept: A model can be used to represent a three-step problem.

Lesson Sequences

M.5-3-1 Three-Step Problems: Add and Subtract  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Walk About (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students use addition and/or subtraction to solve three-step problems through creating a bar model. (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
M.5-3-2 Three-Step Problems: Add, Subtract, and Multiply  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Sketch-It (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students use addition, subtraction, and/or multiplication to solve three-step problems through creating a bar model. (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
M.5-3-3 Three-Step Problems: All Operations  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Sketch-It (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division to solve three-step problems through creating a bar model. (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
M.5-3-4 More Three-Step Problems: All Operations  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (5-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division to solve three-step problems through creating a bar model.  (12-20 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain and Solve (5-8 min)
Real World Investigation Part 3    
View Ridgewood School’s Exercise-A-Thon: Your Data