Access Point #: MAFS.4.OA.1.AP.1a (Archived Access Point)

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Use objects to model multiplication involving up to five groups with up to five objects in each and write equations to represent the models.


Essential Understandings


  • Arrange objects into equal sets to reflect a given multiplication statement (e.g. 3 × 1 as 3 groups of 1).
  • Identify an arrangement of objects that matches a given multiplication statement.
  • Write/select the equation that represents a given model.

Number: MAFS.4.OA.1.AP.1a Category: Access Points
Cluster: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. (Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught 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.

Related Standards

Name Description
MAFS.4.OA.1.1: Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.

Related Courses

Name Description
5012060: Mathematics - Grade Four
7712050: Access Mathematics Grade 4
5012055: Grade 3 Accelerated Mathematics
5012065: Grade 4 Accelerated Mathematics
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5

Related Resources

Element Cards

Name Description
4th Grade Math Element Cards:

Element Cards are available to assist in planning for instruction. They are designed to promote understanding of how students move toward the academic standards. Element Cards contain one or more access points, essential understandings, suggested instructional strategies and suggested supports.

Teaching Idea

Name Description
Curriculum Resource Guide: Ratio and Proportions:

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