Beginning division by understanding partitive and measurement division as well as the best strategies to use such as the fair-share strategy and count-by (skip counting method).
In this introductory division lesson, students will understand what the meaning of the unknown as the size of the group in division and unknown as the number of groups in division.
This 22-page resource is chock full of activities such as:
Bean Thirteen by Matthew Mcelligott
For this activity, you will need jelly beans or dried beans. Students will choose the number of beans and divide them up and record on their sheet.
Anchor Charts / Posters (Pages 6-10)
The posters will help you explain what division is. The two ways to look at a division problem and 2 strategies.
Introduction Worksheets (Pages 11-12)
These worksheets will help your student to understand that when working with division you always know the WHOLE and you are trying to find the part.
Hands-On Strategy Practice (Pages 13-14)
Students will practice the fair-share and counting by strategy to solve a problem.
Math Center (Pages 15-17)
This math center will guide students how to work through a division problem with concrete materials. You will need to provide counters. Answer key page 23.
Drawing Your Model (Pages 18-22)
If your students are comfortable with division, next you will encourage them to use drawings to solve division word problems.
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