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# How Many Teams?

Author: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

• Description
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Mathematically:

• Addresses standards: 4.OA.A,  4.NBT.B,  4.OA.A.3, 4.NBT.B.6,  MP.1, and MP.6
• Requires students to understand the meaning of the quotient and remainder in order to solve problems in a real-world context
• Addresses content across two major clusters (4.OA.A and 4.NBT.B) within the grade, specifically 4.OA.A.3 and 4.NBT.B.6
• Requires students to interpret what is being asked and perform extensive calculations (MP.1) accurately and efficiently (MP.6)

In the classroom:

• Offers opportunities for students to use strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division to solve division problems
• Provides repeated practice of multi-digit division and can be easily altered to allow for repeated use throughout the year
• Allows for small group, partner, or individual work

• Making the Shifts

How does this task exemplify the instructional Shifts required by CCSSM?

 Focus Belongs to the major work of fourth grade Coherence Builds on grade 3 understanding of division as an unknown factor problem; Continues trajectory toward operational fluency with rational numbers Rigor Conceptual Understanding: not targeted in this task Procedural Skill and Fluency: primary in this task Application: primary in this task

In eastern North Carolina there are 3,277 fourth graders signed up for basketball. In western North Carolina there are 2,981 fourth graders signed up for basketball. In the Piedmont region there are 1,512 players signed up. Every player will get placed on a team in their region of the state.

Part 1:

The league wants to place 9 players on each team. Leftover players will be added to teams, so some teams will have ten players. How many teams will have 9 players? How many teams will have 10 players? Explain your reasoning.

Part 2:

In order to maximize playing time, the league decides to only place 7 players on each team. If there are extra players, some teams will have 8 players. How many teams will have 7 players? How many teams will have 8 players? Explain your reasoning.