Multi-Digit Multiplication Using the Standard Algorithm Mini-Assessment

Author: Student Achievement Partners

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This mini-assessment is designed to illustrate the standard 5.NBT.B.5, which sets an expectation for fluently multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. This mini-assessment is designed for teachers to use either in the classroom, for self-learning, or in professional development settings to:

  • Evaluate students' progress toward the skills described by 5.NBT.B.5 in order to prepare to teach this material or to check for fluency near the end of the grade;
  • Gain a better understanding of assessing fluency with multiplying multi-digit whole numbers; and
  • Illustrate CCSS-aligned assessment problems.

  • Making the Shifts

    How does this mini-assessment exemplify the instructional Shifts required by CCSSM?

    Focus Belongs to the major work of fifth grade
    Coherence Sets the stage for multi-digit division and multi-digit decimal operations

    Conceptual Understanding: not targeted in this mini-assessment

    Procedural Skill and Fluency: primary in this mini-assessment

    Application: not targeted in this mini-assessment

  • Noteworthy features of this resource
    • Mathematically:
      • Uses a variety of factors, ranging from 3-digit by 1-digit to 4-digit by 3-digit multiplication
      • Offers opportunities for students to use computation strategies in addition to computation algorithms (e.g., 740 × 9)
      • Continues the learning trajectory started in grade 3 toward fluency with multiplication and division of all rational numbers
    • As a mini-assessment:
      • Allows the teacher to evaluate students on their skill with the content in 5.NBT.B.5in order to prepare to teach 5.NBT.B.5 or to check student progress after teaching 5.NBT.B.5
      • Is easily altered to allow for repeated use, ensuring that students are gaining adequate practice toward fluency

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