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Access Point #: MACC.5.NBT.2.CCC.6c


Solve word problems that require multiplication or division.
  • Concrete: 
    • Combine (x) or decompose (÷) with concrete objects; use counting to get the answers. 
    • Match the action of combining with vocabulary (i.e., in all; altogether) or the action of decomposing with vocabulary (i.e., have left; take away) in a word problem.
    • Understand concept of division: sharing or grouping numbers into equal parts. 
    • Understand concept of multiplication: the result of making some number of copies of the original. 
  • Representation
    • Draw or use a representation of the word problem.
    • Symbols ÷, =, x. 
    • Identifying purpose to either find a total (multiplication) or one component (number of sets or number within each set for division), depending upon the problem. 
    • Translate wording into numeric equation. 
Number: MACC.5.NBT.2.CCC.6c
Category: Core Content Connector
Date Adopted or Revised: 04/13
Cluster: Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths. : Major Cluster

Don’t … Sort clusters from Major to Supporting, and then teach them in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.