This task is designed for third grade studenrs learning applications of single digit multiplication. Students are given an application along with a student response and asked to critique the student response. The task uses argumentation language by first asking students to solve the problem, then having students state a claim and provide evidence to support the claim. The task provides space for each piece of the argument.
Microsoft Word version: 3_OA_MultiplicationSingleDigit_Problem_Critique
PDF version: 3_OA_MultiplicationSingleDigit_Problem_Critique
In Art Supplies, third graders are given a single-digit multiplication word problem. Students must critique the two given responses, which address the misconception that the number of boxes and the amount in each box should be added together and not multiplied. A graphic organizer is provided and contains argumentative language to help students create their claim and provide evidence and warrants.
Microsoft Word version: 3_OA_MultiplicationSingleDigit_Problem_Critique_ArtSupplies
PDF version: 3_OA_MultiplicationSingleDigit_Problem_Critique_ArtSupplies
Ice Cream Sundaes is geared towards third graders developing multiplication skills. This task asks students to find the total number of possible combinations of two separate entities. Students must construct an argument and are given space to provide work and space to explain thinking. This problem can open the class to conversations about methods to solve the problem because students can do the math (single digit multiplication), draw pictures, or create a diagram.
Microsoft Word version: 3_OA_MultiplicationSingleDigit_Problem_Construct_IceCreamSundaes
PDF version: 3_OA_MultiplicationSingleDigit_Problem_Construct_IceCreamSundaes
This task is used with third grade students. The task is an application of single digit division, but encourages students to draw a picture in order to construct an argument. The application asks students to distribute cookies to 5 people, given 15 cookies. Students must construct an argument by stating a claim and providing evidence. Students are then encouraged to engage in a pair-share and understand a partner’s thinking.
Microsoft Word version: 3_OA_DivisionSingleDigit_WordProblem_Construct
PDF version: 3_OA_DivisionSingleDigit_WordProblem_Construct