Reasoning About Division

Grades 3-5 / Math / Strategies
CCSS: Math.4.NBT.B.6

Common Core State Standards




Grade 4


Number & Operations in Base Ten


Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic


Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

Grade 4 expectations in this domain are limited to whole numbers less than or equal to 1,000,000.

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Develop an understanding of the meaning of division


7 min

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