Multiply & Divide | Word Problems, Missing Factors, Fact Families

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Multiplication & Division Word Problems, Fact Families, & Missing Factor Multiplication


80 Word Problems, 34 Step-by-Step Lessons | Special Education Math Intervention | Third Grade Math Level


This Multiplication & Division Word Problems, Multiplication with Missing Factors, and Fact Families lesson workbook includes an example IEP goal, 34 step-by-step math lessons, reviews and assessments. This evidence-based math intervention is tied to third grade standards and is great for special education math goals and tier 2 small group math interventions (RTI).

These sequential lessons are easy to teach, with enough material for 8 weeks of instruction!


Multiplication & Division Word Problems

Teach When to Multiply and When to Divide to Solve Problems: This section is a collection of paired word problems.  It is not formatted with model/guided/independent problems. Each word problem has a structured space for solving.  Prompts guide students through each step.  These pages can be used as daily practice, completing a page or two at the beginning or end of a lesson.  Since the focus is on making sense of problems and not on the “how” of multiplying and dividing, I suggest beginning these word problems only after students are comfortable multiplying and dividing basic facts.


Missing Factor Multiplication

In this section, skip counting is the strategy used to solve for missing factors. These lessons should be taught after students are comfortable skip counting by numbers 2 through 10 and can multiply factors to 10.


Fact Families

In this section, students see the relationship between multiplication and division.  In the simplest terms, they learn that you multiply to find the big total and divide to get the smaller numbers in a fact family. 


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This PDF Download Includes:

34 Lessons

3 Reviews

3 Tests

80 Word Problems

189 Pages

8 Weeks of Instruction


Students Will Be Able To:

    Word Problems

    • Recognize when to add vs. when to multiply
    • Identify what information is known and what is unknown
    • Decide whether to multiply or divide to find the unknown
    • Write an equation to solve word problems

    Fact Families

    • Identify related facts
    • Given a multiplication equation, write a related division fact
    • Given a division equation, write a related multiplication fact
    • Identify the 3 numbers in a fact family.
    • Given 3 numbers, write 4 equations in a fact family
    • Given an equation, write the other 3 facts in the family
    • Find the unknown number in a fact family

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      Lessons Are Tied to These Standards:

        Third Grade CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A3

        Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g. by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

        Third Grade CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.4

        Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?


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