# Multiplication and Division Part A

**Strand:** Number

**Outcomes:** 4, 5

## Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

- The General Outcome focuses on number sense, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum specified applying arithmetic operations on whole numbers and illustrating their use in creating and solving problems.
- The Specific Outcome focuses on listing mental strategies that may be used in determining number facts, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum specified mental strategies as one choice in a list of methods for multiplication and division.

**Multiplication and Division Part A ** addresses the following outcomes from the *Program of Studies:*

## What is a Planning Guide?

**Planning Guides** are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in *Understanding by Design*, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

The following steps will help you through the Planning Guide:

See Bibliography for reference information.