Solve two-step word problems involving multiplication and division and assess the reasonableness of answers.
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As mentioned in Unit 1 Lesson 14, students are expected to interpret and understand equations with just one operation (3.OA.1, 3.OA.2), but whether students should know how to write an equation for a two-step word problem is less clear. The Progressions state, “more difficult problems may require two steps of representation and solution rather than one” (OA Progression, p. 28). Thus, it is left to the teacher to decide what “more difficult” means for your students, and when to make the transition to representing some two-step word problems with one step of representation/one equation, which you could do here or wait for subsequent lessons and units to do so. As some general guidance, it seems reasonable to expect every student to be able to write an equation for all one-step problems and for two-step problems where the unknown is isolated on one side of the equal sign in the equation without needing to manipulate it by the end of the year. For example, see #42 on Grade 3 Common Core Mathematics Test Released Questions May 2016.
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Version 1: Mrs. Powell buys a few boxes with some binders in each box. She plans to give out the binders to some students.
Version 2: Mrs. Powell buys a few boxes with some binders in each box. She plans to give out the same number of binders to each student.
Version 3: Mrs. Powell buys a few boxes with some binders in each box. She plans to give out 3 binders to each student.
Version 4: Mrs. Powell buys a few boxes with the same number of binders in each box. She plans to give out 3 binders to each student.
Version 5: Mrs. Powell buys a few boxes with 6 binders in each box. She plans to give out 3 binders to each student.
Version 6: Mrs. Powell buys 4 boxes with 6 binders in each box. She plans to give out 3 binders to each student.
Grade 3 Mathematics > Module 1 > Topic F > Lesson 21 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..
Modified by Fishtank Learning, Inc.Ten children equally share 40 almonds. How many almonds will 3 of those children get?
Grade 3 Mathematics > Module 1 > Topic F > Lesson 20 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..
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Thirty-two jellybeans are shared by 4 students.
a. How many jellybeans will each student get?
b. How many jellybeans will 3 students get?
The teacher has 5 apples that she cuts into 6 slices. She then gives an equal number of apple slices to 3 students. How many apple slices does each child get?
Grade 3 Mathematics > Module 1 > Topic F > Lesson 20 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..
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