teaching resource

Multiplication or Division? Problem Solving Cards

20 multiplication and division problem solving cards.

Use this teaching resource to reinforce your students’ understanding of multiplication and division problem-solving.

This resource encourages students to determine which operation(s) they must use to solve the problem, what strategy they are going to use to solve, and then looking at the reasonableness of the answer once they have solved.

Print out the cards and place them inside a dry erase pocket. Students can then use a dry erase marker to solve and wipe clean for the next student.

A black and white version of this resource has been provided.

This resource works great when placed in a math center or when used with your guided math groups.

Curriculum

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.3

Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.A.2

Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.