This 4th Grade Multiplication & Division Unit is an epic journey through all of the multiplication & division skills for 4th grade. These skills are often “distributed” across the entire 4th grade year, and multiplication & division are often treated as separate skills.
I found that by covering most of the skills sequentially, the growing concepts build on each other in a logical and developmentally appropriate way. In Unit 1, you will have ample opportunity to spiral review throughout the year. All of the other units, including place value and fractions, will be built on the foundation of multiplication & division understanding with whole numbers and the inverse relationship of these important operations.
4th Grade Unit 1 Mini-Units
- Mini-Unit 1: Multiplication & Division Review
- Mini-Unit 2: Comparing with Multiplication & Division
- Mini-Unit 3: Factors, Multiples, Prime, & Composite Numbers
- Mini-Unit 4: Intro to Division with Remainders
- Mini-Unit 5: Multiplying & Dividing with Hundreds
- Mini-Unit 6: Multiplying & Dividing with Thousands
- Mini-Unit 7: Multiplying 2 Digits x 2 Digits
Mini-Unit 1: Multiplication & Division Review
Anyone who has taught 4th grade has been on the receiving end of blank stares at the beginning of the year. The students would have you believe they have no idea what you are talking about! Let me assure you, they spend the majority of 3rd grade learning multiplication and division.
Mini-Unit 1 contains 4 lessons reviewing basic multiplication strategies, facts, fact families, word problems, and the basic patterns & properties in multiplication & division to get your class warmed back up for the year.
Mini-Unit 2: Comparing with Multiplication & Division
Comparative relationships are closely related to place value. In Mini-Unit 2, these relationships are explored over 3 lessons that incorporate 2 x 1 digit multiplication and dividing 2-digit numbers. Multiplication is the perfect way to introduce comparative language in a more accessible way than jumping straight to big numbers in a place value chart, plus your students will have prior knowledge of this important concept when you get to place value.
Mini-Unit 3: Factors, Multiples, Prime, & Composite Numbers
Call me a nerd, but I love these basic but crucial number concepts! In Mini-Unit 3, students will learn that factors, multiples, prime, & composite numbers are central to a deep understanding of divisibility. Besides the vocabulary that allows one to discuss numbers and multiplicative relationships, breaking numbers down and building them back up is fun! This mini-unit consists of 3 lessons focusing on factors & divisibility, factors & multiples, and prime & composite numbers. Warning, this content may bring out the math nerd in your whole class!
Mini-Unit 4: Intro to Division with Remainders
Following closely behind basic divisibility properties and prime number is beginning-level work with remainders. While students may have touched on remainders briefly in 3rd grade, 4th graders are expected to be able understand the division process and the meaning of each component of division on a deep level.
Mini-Unit 4 focuses solely on the process to divide with remainders, checking work with multiplication and addition, and the 4 main types of interpreted remainder. Students are given a structure for their thinking about division word problems to support their mastery of the concepts.
Mini-Unit 5: Multiplying & Dividing with Hundreds
Mini-Unit 5 starts an exploration of multiplying and dividing larger numbers in a structured and consistent way. Multiplication & division are related to place value concepts, distribution, estimation strategies, and computation strategies. The standard algorithm is reviewed for multiplication and introduced for division. 5 comprehensive lessons will guide your students through this logical next step to working with 2 digit numbers, including dividing with remainders and word problems.
Mini-Unit 6: Multiplying & Dividing with Thousands
It just makes sense to continue multiplication & division instruction into the thousands! Mini-Unit 6 has 3 lessons covering multiplication, division, and word problems involving numbers in the thousands.
Minit-Unit 7: Multiplying 2 Digits X 2 Digits
Multiplying two 2-digit numbers is not a completely separate skill. Mini-Unit 7 has 3 lessons start with multiplying 2-digit numbers by multiples of ten, then moves to using distribution with 4 parts. Students have already learned the concepts they need to develop computation at this level. Finally, students will practice using the standard algorithm to cut down on time and space to accomplish 2 x 2 digit products.
Digital Guided Math Activities Included!
Each component of the 4th Grade Guided Math Curriculum comes in printable and digital versions to maximize you flexibility teaching these important concepts. YOU can choose which version of each lesson component should be used – and when – for your diverse learners.
Digital lessons teach the content for each graduated step needed to learn about multiplication & division.
Digital Math Mats and Task Cards are also included.
Each lesson includes a Digital Exit Ticket to give you a snapshot of student learning. Exit tickets are such an important formative assessment for your planning process as a teacher. Full-color Digital Practice Pages also use interactive movable digital pieces to allow students to demonstrate their learning in a more independent way.