Essential Questions:
Unit 2 instructional time is focused on these priority standards:
4.OA.A.3 Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
SAMPLE assessment items 4.OA.A.3
4.OA.C.5 Generate and analyze patterns.Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself.
4.MD.A.3 Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
Unit 2 instruction is supported by these standards:
4.OA.A.1 Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. 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.
4.OA.A.2 Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.
 When have you used addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division outside of math class?
 The four operations are used to solve real world problems.
Unit 2 instructional time is focused on these priority standards:
4.OA.A.3 Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
SAMPLE assessment items 4.OA.A.3
4.OA.C.5 Generate and analyze patterns.Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself.
4.MD.A.3 Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
Unit 2 instruction is supported by these standards:
4.OA.A.1 Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. 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.
4.OA.A.2 Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.
What to teachUnit 2 Outline
Preassessment Introduce Real World Experience Topic 1: Multistep word problems with whole numbers using four operations (4 days)

Lesson IdeasIdea for group problem solving
Improve Comprehension of Math Word Problems by Kristina Smekens Comparing Money Raised  Illustrative Mathematics task Carnival Tickets  Illustrative Mathematics task Karl's Garden Illustrative Mathematics task 
Student Practice 
Topic 2: Multistep word problems with remainders (3 days)

Topic 3: Equations including unknown quantity (3 days)

Topic 4: Mental computation and estimation strategies (2 days)

Topic 5: Number and shape patterns (4 days)

Topic 6: Area and perimeter (with unknown factor) (4 days)
