Division Strategies: Repeated Subtraction, Number Line, Circles and Stars

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Within the context of a simple division problem, students are taught important vocabulary (dividend, divisor, quotient), three ways to write a division equation, and three strategies for solving division problems. The three strategies showcased in this set are: Repeated Subtraction Strategy, Number Line Strategy, and Circles and Stars Strategy.

While this set was created with students in mind, these printed materials, along with my YouTube video, are excellent resources for parents. As we all know, the way students are solving problems today is different from how we learned. These materials will give parents the support they need to help their children at home.

Included in this Set:
1.) Reference Sheet: contains three ways to write division equations and how to solve a division problem using the Repeated Subtraction Strategy, Number Line Strategy, and Circles and Stars Strategy.
2.) Vocabulary Sheet: contains kid-friendly division vocabulary and definitions. In addition to a student reference sheet, I also use this as a formatting guide and "cheat sheet" on my classroom whiteboard. I cut out each vocabulary box, laminated it, added magnets to the back side, and stuck it to my whiteboard. These vocabulary boxes are always visible to students . They serve as reminders of important vocabulary which is especially helpful when working through story problems and determining the dividend and divisor. I also line them up across the whiteboard with the division sign between the dividend and divisor and equals sign between the divisor and quotient. Doing so helps students remember how to set up a division equation - first comes the dividend, then the divisor, and the quotient is our answer.
3.) Homework Sheet: contains four story problems, This homework requires students to apply what they've learned from the lesson - writing the division equation three ways and solve the problem using the Repeated Subtraction, Number Line, and Circles and Stars Strategies.
4.) YouTube Video: An in-depth explanation of important vocabulary and the three strategies shown in the context of an example division problem. I created this video to complement this printed set. It's truly a stand-alone piece that could be used to introduce division to your students (and parents)! Upon download, you will receive a file containing the link to the video.
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