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Examples, solutions, and videos to help Grade 4 students learn how to interpret division word problems as either number of groups unknown or group size unknown.

Common Core Standards: 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.6, 4.NBT.1

New York State Common Core Math Module 3, Grade 4, Lesson 31
NYS Math Module 3 Grade 4 Lesson 31 Concept Development

Problem 1
Dr. Casey has 1,868 milliliters of Medicine T. She poured equal amounts of the medicine into 4 containers. How many milliliters of medicine are in each container?
Problem 2
Discuss the tape diagram. Then, create your own word problem to match.
Problem 3
Two hundred thirty-two people are driving to a conference. If each car holds 4 people, including the driver, how many cars will be needed?

NYS Math Module 3 Grade 4 Lesson 31 Problem Set
Draw a tape diagram and solve. The first two tape diagrams have been drawn for you. Identify if the group size or the number of groups is unknown.
1. Monique needs exactly 4 plates on each table for the banquet. If she has 312 plates, how many tables is she able to prepare?
2. 2,365 books were donated to an elementary school. If 5 classrooms shared the books equally, how many books did each class receive?



NYS Math Module 3 Grade 4 Lesson 31 Problem Set
Draw a tape diagram and solve. The first two tape diagrams have been drawn for you. Identify if the group size or the number of groups is unknown.
1. Monique needs exactly 4 plates on each table for the banquet. If she has 312 plates, how many tables is she able to prepare? 3. If 1,503 kilograms of rice was packed in sacks weighing 3 kilograms each, how many sacks were packed? Lesson 31 Application Problem
1,624 shirts need to be sorted into four equal groups. How many shirts will be in each group? Lesson 31 Homework
Solve the following problems. Draw tape diagrams to help you solve. Identify if the group size or the number of groups is unknown.
1. 500 mL of juice was shared equally by 4 children. How much juice did each child get?
2. Kelly separated 618 cookies into baggies. Each baggie contained 3 cookies. How many baggies of cookies did Kelly make?
3. Jeff biked the same distance each day for 5 days. If he travelled 350 miles altogether, how many miles did he travel each day?
4. A piece of ribbon 876 inches long was cut by a machine into 4-inch long strips to be made into bows. How many strips were cut?
5. Five Martians equally share 1,940 Groblarx fruits. How many Groblarx fruits will 3 of the Martians receive?

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