Solve multiplicative comparison problems with a smaller unknown, including cases that involve difficult language.
Similar to Lesson 1, while the primary focus of this lesson is on multiplicative comparison problems with a smaller unknown, the Problem Set and Homework will also spiral in comparison problems of varieties they saw in Lesson 1. This encourages students to make sense of the mathematics (MP.1).
If you need to adapt or shorten this lesson for remote learning, we suggest prioritizing Anchor Task 2 (benefits from worked example). Find more guidance on adapting our math curriculum for remote learning here.
Now, Mrs. Ingall wants to know how wide this copy of The Wolf’s Story is. Can you figure out how wide it is? (Remember, the bookshelf is 24 inches long.)
John has 12 coins in his pocket. John has twice as many coins as Samantha. How many coins does Samantha have? Represent the situation as an equation to solve.
Ella weighs 36 pounds. Her brother, Farid, weighs four times less than her. How many pounds does Farid weigh? Represent the situation as an equation to solve.
Sanjay bought 28 granola bars, which was 4 times as many granola bars as Luke bought. Which equation can be used to find g, the number of granola bars Luke bought?
Vanessa has 7 times more money than Jared does. Vanessa has $56. How much money does Jared have?
Josh has 8 cookies. Sebastian has 2 times as many cookies as Josh. How many cookies does Sebastian have?
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