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Multistep Word Problems (Grade 4)




 


Videos and lessons to help Grade 4 students learn to solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted.
Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.
Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

Common Core: 4.OA.3

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can choose the correct operation to solve a multi-step word problem.
  • I can interpret the meaning of the remainder in a word problem.
  • I can assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.


Related Topics:
Assess the reasonableness of answers

More Lessons for Grade 4

Common Core for Grade 4

Which operations to use?

Understand when to use addition versus multiplication - 4.OA.3
In this lesson, you will learn to select the appropriate operation to solve a word problem by using a picture to represent the problem.


Understand when to use subtraction versus division - 4.OA.3
In this lesson, you will learn to select the appropriate operation to solve a word problem by using a picture to represent the problem.





Solve multi step problems using multiple operations - 4.OA.3
In this lesson, you are going to learn to solve multi-step word problems by using multiple operations.


Solve Using Algebraic Thinking

Solve addition word problems using algebraic thinking - 4.OA.3
In this lesson, you will learn to solve addition word problems by using a variable to write an equation.



 

Solve subtraction word problems using algebraic thinking - 4.OA.3
In this lesson, you will learn to solve subtraction word problems by using a variable to write an equation.


Solve multiplication word problems using algebraic thinking - 4.OA.3
In this lesson, you will learn to solve multiplication word problems by using a variable to write an equation.




Solve division word problems using algebraic thinking - 4.OA.3
In this lesson, you will learn to solve division word problems by using a variable to write an equation.


Interpret Remainder

Interpret the remainder of a division problem - 4.OA.3
In this lesson, you will learn how to interpret the remainder of a division word problem by relating the remainder to the problem.



 

Interpreting the Remainder in Division
This video explain the 3 different ways we use a remainder in story problems to answer a question.
1) Increase the quotient by one.
2) Drop the remainder.
3) Use remainder to tell the numbers left over after the division.


Check Your Answers

Assess the reasonableness of answers




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