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Math Talk

Present the following multiplication and division equations one at a time. Encourage students to describe a partitive context that could be represented by each of the division sentences such as seeds (dividend) and planting pots (divisor) like we did in the last lesson.
Students should use a model of their choice to solve and/or represent their thinking.

48 4 = r
4(r) = 48

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