# Multiplication and Division Part B

**Strand:** Number

**Outcomes:** 6, 7

## 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 for multiplication focuses on using personal strategies, arrays, estimating, connecting concrete and symbolic representations, and the distributive property, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum was limited to connecting manipulatives, diagrams and symbols.
- The Specific Outcome for division includes using personal strategies with and without concrete materials, estimating, and relating division to multiplication, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on connecting manipulatives, diagrams and symbols as well as the connections between multiplication and division.

**Multiplication and Division Part B** 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.