Division With Remainders

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Our Division With Remainders Lesson Plan introduces how to use grouping strategies to divide whole numbers with remainders.  With activities to provide experiential learning, students practice grouping objects and understand dividing whole numbers that don’t group evenly.  Provide practical understanding with a group discussion where students share their experiences of sharing when their was an uneven amount.

Division With Remainders Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Division With Remainders.
  • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on determining what division is and how to solve division problems.
  • 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

Our Division With Remainders Lesson Plan introduces how to use grouping strategies to divide whole numbers with remainders.  With activities to provide experiential learning, students practice grouping objects and understand dividing whole numbers that don’t group evenly.  Provide practical understanding with a group discussion where students share their experiences of sharing when their was an uneven amount.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Begin by explaining to students that dividing means sharing equally but sometimes the groups don’t end up even.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of the five strategies of division and how they work when there is a remainder. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on division. Have students practice grouping objects using manipulatives such as cubes or pennies with a remainder. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Allow students time to practice various ways to divide objects.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Hand out beads and play a practice round so that students understand how to play the game.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses. Have students check their answers with a partner.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Explain that students should write their own division problem with a remainder.
  8. In closing, ask students about times in their lives when they had to share but it didn’t end up equal.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.1CCSS. Math.Content.1.MD.A.2

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Subject

Math