Common Core: 4th Grade Math : Solve Multistep Word Problems Using the Four Operations: CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.A.3

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Common Core: 4th Grade Math

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Example Question #71 : Use The Four Operations With Whole Numbers To Solve Problems

Justin has  shelves in his room. Each shelf holds  toys. If Justin has  toys, how many toys don't fit on the shelves? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem, we first need to find out how many of Justin's toys will fit on the shelves. If we have  shelves, and  toys fit on each shelf, we can multiply those two numbers together to find out the total number of toys that will fit. Let's let  represent the number of toys that will fit. 

Justin has  toys, so to find out how many don't fit on the shelves we need to know what is left over, so we subtract. Let's let  represent the number of toys left over. 

Example Question #11 : Solve Multistep Word Problems Using The Four Operations: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Oa.A.3

Justin has  shelves in his room. Each shelf holds  toys. If Justin has  toys, how many toys don't fit on the shelves? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this problem, we first need to find out how many of Justin's toys will fit on the shelves. If we have  shelves, and  toys fit on each shelf, we can multiply those two numbers together to find out the total number of toys that will fit. Let's let  represent the number of toys that will fit. 

Justin has  toys, so to find out how many don't fit on the shelves we need to know what is left over, so we subtract. Let's let  represent the number of toys left over. 

Example Question #71 : Common Core Math: Grade 4

Melissa is making holiday cookies. She made  cookies and she's going to put them into small containers to give out to her friends. Each container holds  cookies. How many containers can she fill completely? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we have a set of something that we are splitting up into groups, we divide. In this case, we are splitting up cookies into containers. We have  cookies that we are dividing into containers. Each container holds  cookies, so we divide  by  to find out how many containers we can fill. We will let  represent the number of containers that we can fill. 

We drop the remainder of because the question asks how many containers we can fill completely. 

Example Question #74 : Use The Four Operations With Whole Numbers To Solve Problems

Melissa is making holiday cookies. She made  cookies and she's going to put them into small containers to give out to her friends. Each container holds  cookies. How many containers can she fill completely? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we have a set of something that we are splitting up into groups, we divide. In this case, we are splitting up cookies into containers. We have  cookies that we are dividing into containers. Each container holds  cookies, so we divide  by  to find out how many containers we can fill. We will let  represent the number of containers that we can fill. 

We drop the remainder because the question asks how many containers we can fill completely. 

Example Question #12 : Solve Multistep Word Problems Using The Four Operations: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Oa.A.3

Melissa is making holiday cookies. She made  cookies and she's going to put them into small containers to give out to her friends. Each container holds  cookies. How many containers can she fill completely? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we have a set of something that we are splitting up into groups, we divide. In this case, we are splitting up cookies into containers. We have  cookies that we are dividing into containers. Each container holds  cookies, so we divide  by  to find out how many containers we can fill. We will let  represent the number of containers that we can fill. 

We drop the remainder of  because the question asks how many containers we can fill completely. 

Example Question #13 : Solve Multistep Word Problems Using The Four Operations: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Oa.A.3

Melissa is making holiday cookies. She made  cookies and she's going to put them into small containers to give out to her friends. Each container holds  cookies. How many containers can she fill completely? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we have a set of something that we are splitting up into groups, we divide. In this case, we are splitting up cookies into containers. We have  cookies that we are dividing into containers. Each container holds  cookies, so we divide  by  to find out how many containers we can fill. We will let  represent the number of containers that we can fill. 

                      

We drop the remainder of  because the question asks how many containers we can fill completely. 

Example Question #14 : Solve Multistep Word Problems Using The Four Operations: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Oa.A.3

Melissa is making holiday cookies. She made  cookies and she's going to put them into small containers to give out to her friends. Each container holds  cookies. How many containers can she fill completely? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we have a set of something that we are splitting up into groups, we divide. In this case, we are splitting up cookies into containers. We have  cookies that we are dividing into containers. Each container holds  cookies, so we divide  by  to find out how many containers we can fill. We will let  represent the number of containers that we can fill. 

We drop the remainder of  because the question asks how many containers we can fill completely. 

Example Question #15 : Solve Multistep Word Problems Using The Four Operations: Ccss.Math.Content.4.Oa.A.3

Melissa is making holiday cookies. She made  cookies and she's going to put them into small containers to give out to her friends. Each container holds  cookies. How many containers can she fill completely? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we have a set of something that we are splitting up into groups, we divide. In this case, we are splitting up cookies into containers. We have  cookies that we are dividing into containers. Each container holds  cookies, so we divide  by  to find out how many containers we can fill. We will let  represent the number of containers that we can fill. 

                      

We drop the remainder because the question asks how many containers we can fill completely. 

Example Question #79 : Use The Four Operations With Whole Numbers To Solve Problems

Melissa is making holiday cookies. She made  cookies and she's going to put them into small containers to give out to her friends. Each container holds  cookies. How many containers can she fill completely? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we have a set of something that we are splitting up into groups, we divide. In this case, we are splitting up cookies into containers. We have  cookies that we are dividing into containers. Each container holds  cookies, so we divide  by  to find out how many containers we can fill. We will let  represent the number of containers that we can fill. 

                      

We drop the remainder of  because the question asks how many containers we can fill completely. 

Example Question #80 : Use The Four Operations With Whole Numbers To Solve Problems

Melissa is making holiday cookies. She made  cookies and she's going to put them into small containers to give out to her friends. Each container holds  cookies. How many containers can she fill completely? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When we have a set of something that we are splitting up into groups, we divide. In this case, we are splitting up cookies into containers. We have  cookies that we are dividing into containers. Each container holds  cookies, so we divide  by  to find out how many containers we can fill. We will let  represent the number of containers that we can fill. 

                   

We drop the remainder of  because the question asks how many containers we can fill completely. 

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