Decimal Division

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Provide an answer to the question, “why do we need to learn this?” with a lesson about decimal division. Even young students will appreciate the need to understand how to divide decimals when they consider how often they will need to divide money and costs of food and items.  The lesson introduction reviews pertinent vocabulary like divisor, dividend and quotient.  Several examples and activity pages are also included with the lesson, as well as a suggested homework assignment and quiz for assessment.

Decimal Division Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Decimal Division
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Decimal Division
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The lesson about dividing decimals begins with an introduction that reviews pertinent vocabulary like divisor, dividend and quotient.  Dividing decimals by whole numbers and other decimals are both covered, as well as the process used to check answers. Dividing decimals is a crucial real life skill when money is concerned, so your students will likely appreciate the need to understand how to divide decimals when they consider how often they will need to divide money and costs of food and items.

Sample Classroom Procedures:  

  1. Begin by explaining to students that they often have to divide decimals in real life, such as when a package of candy costs $5.75 and you are splitting the cost between three friends.
  2. While reading the content pages, review vocabulary and give students additional examples of dividing decimal problems in order to help them practice the new algorithm.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on long division. Have students practice problems with and without moving the decimal over.  Remember to reinforce using the number 0 as a place holder. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems by coming up to the board and working out the long division.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work in pairs.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the algorithm.
  8. In closing, ask students to provide examples of when they might have to divide decimals in their own lives.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

None for Grade 4

CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.7

None for Grade 6

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Math

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