Unit 3, Lesson 3# Multiply and divide with familiar facts using a letter to represent the unknown

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This lesson introduces using a letter to represent the unknown in various positions within multiplication and division problems. Students solve word problems such as, "Twenty-four people line up to use the canoes at the park. Three people are assigned to each canoe. How many canoes are used?" and represent the relationship between quantities with tape diagrams and equations (for example, c × 3 = 8).