# Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers

**Strand:** Number

**Outcomes:** 5, 6

## Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

- The general outcome focuses on number sense.
- The specific outcome includes multiplying (2-digit by 2-digit) with or without concrete materials to solve problems; whereas the previous math curriculum included estimating, mentally calculating, computing or verifying the product (3-digit by 2-digit) of whole numbers.

**Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers** 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:

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