Math Grade 4 Quiz Interpretation of Multiplication as Comparison – 4.OA.A.1

In this standard, students learn to understand multiplication as a means of comparison. They learn to interpret an equation, for instance, “35 = 5 × 7” to mean that 35 is the same as multiplying 5 by 7, which can also be interpreted as “35 is 5 times as many as 7” or “35 is 7 times as many as 5.” This understanding builds the foundation for comparing quantities and interpreting verbal statements as multiplication equations.