The new Common Core Standards for Math prompted me to create this Decomposing the Dividend Strategy pack for use with students and with parents.
The Decomposing the Dividend Strategy encourages students to break the dividend into parts that can be divided easily. The long-term goal of this method is for students to solve the division problem mentally. In my experience, it will take a great deal of practice before students will master the ability to solve the problem mentally using this method. I have found that many higher achieving math students will pick up on the strategy and choose to use it.
This packet contains a tri-fold fold-up (front and back) that shows how the strategy works. It would make a wonderful resource for both students and parents. Also included is a 2-sided practice page as well as a detailed answer key.
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