A 4 corners investigation focused on choosing the right operation to solve a problem.
Which operation do I use? In this teacher-facilitated, 4 corners activity, students work in groups to decide which operation to use and then defend their choice. After choosing the operations for each problem, students work together to solve them.
4 corners investigation with 8 one-step problems and journal question.
Use in small groups, during guided math, during tutoring or intervention, and with the whole class.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, problems to project for the whole class, recording sheet, Operations and Spokesperson labels, answer key, and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and expl...
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