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# Multiplication and Division Fluency Set of Tasks

Author: Karen Fuson

• Description
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Mathematically:

• Part of a carefully considered progression toward fluency and memory with single-digit products (3.OA.C.7)
• Multiplication and division equations are mixed together to reinforce the relationship between them (3.OA.B.6)
• Randomness of equations ensures students are mindful when answering
• Explicitly makes the relationship between multiplication and division clear (3.OA.B.6)
• Connects to the Commutative property of multiplication (3.OA.B.5)

In the classroom:

• Offers one of the many opportunities for students to practice their facts to ensure fluency
• May be tailored to include sets of numbers other than those represented here
• Represents multiplication and division with a variety of symbols
• Allows for both individual and paired work
• Builds fluency in an engaging way
• Contains blank cards for students to use

• Making the Shifts

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

 Focus Belongs to the major work of third grade Coherence Develops fluencies that students will rely on in subsequent grades as they multiply and divide multi-digit whole numbers, multiply and divide fractions and decimals, and work with equivalent ratios as preparation for understanding proportional relationships Rigor Conceptual Understanding: not targeted in this set of tasks Procedural Skill and Fluency: primary in this set of tasks Application: not targeted in this set of tasks

Task 1 is a set of 72 multiplication and division problems designed to help students practice toward fluency. The problems address number facts for 0s, 1s, 2, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 9s.