MultiStep Problems
4th Grade


Alabama Course of Study Standards:
3

Determine and justify solutions for multistep word problems, including problems where remainders must be
interpreted. Write equations to show solutions for multistep word problems with a letter standing for the unknown
quantity.
 Determine reasonableness of answers for multistep word problems, using mental computation and estimation
strategies including rounding.

Arkansas Academic Standards:
4.OA.A.3

 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity
 Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding

Arizona  K12 Academic Standards:
4.OA.A.3

Solve multistep word problems using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Understand how the remainder is a fraction of the divisor. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. 
Common Core State Standards:
Math.4.OA.3 or 4.OA.A.3

Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having
wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems
in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems
using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.
Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and
estimation strategies including rounding. 
Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE):
4.NR.2.5

Solve multistep problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving whole numbers. Use mental computation and estimation strategies to justify the reasonableness of solutions. 
Louisiana Academic Standards:
4.OA.A.3

Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. Example: Twentyfive people are going to the movies. Four people fit in each car. How many cars are needed to get all 25 people to the theater at the same time? 
Mississippi College and CareerReadiness Standards:
4.OA.3

Solve multistep (two or more operational steps) word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. 
North Carolina  Standard Course of Study:
4.OA.3

Solve twostep word problems involving the four operations with whole numbers. Use estimation strategies to assess reasonableness of answers.
 Interpret remainders in word problems.
 Represent problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.

New York State Next Generation Learning Standards:
4.OA.3

Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations or expressions with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.
 Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Note: Multistep problems need not be represented by a single expression or equation. 
Tennessee Academic Standards:
4.OA.A.3

Solve multistep contextual problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. 
Wisconsin Academic Standards:
4.OA.A.3

Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers
using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent
these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the
reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
CC.2.2.4.A.1

Represent and solve problems involving the four operations. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
M04.BO.1.1.3

Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers using the four operations. Answers will be either whole numbers or have remainders that must be interpreted yielding a final answer that is a whole number. Represent these problems using equations with a symbol or letter standing for the unknown quantity. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
M04.BO.1.1.4

Identify the missing symbol (+, –, ×, ÷, =, <, and >) that makes a number sentence true (singledigit divisor only). 
Florida  Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking:
MA.4.AR.1.1

Solve realworld problems involving multiplication and division of whole numbers including problems in which remainders must be interpreted within the context. 
Florida  Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking:
MA.4.AR.2.1

Determine and explain whether an equation involving any of the four operations with whole numbers is true or false 
Florida  Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking:
MA.4.AR.2.2

Given a mathematical or realworld context, write an equation involving multiplication or division to determine the unknown whole number with the unknown in any position. 
Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE):
4.NR.2.5

Solve multistep
problems using addition,
subtraction,
multiplication, and
division involving whole
numbers. Use mental
computation and
estimation strategies to
justify the
reasonableness of
solutions. 
