This game allows students to practice division with remainders at their level. There are four differentiated game boards for you to choose from. This game provides great practice for mastering how many groups of a one digit number are in a two digit number--a prerequisite before students move on to long division!
How to play:
1. Make sure students know which board they are to use. (A, B, C, or D) depending on their level of readiness. Students may benefit being partners with someone of their ability level to be able to check his or her partner’s answers, but it is possible for students to play with different game boards. (A is the easiest, D is the most challenging.)
2. Partner 1 uses a pencil and paperclip to spin determine his or her dividend. This is done by spinning once on the “tens” spinner and once on the “ones” spinner.
Example: The student spins a 2 on the tens spinner and a 5 on the ones spinner. That student’s dividend is 25. The student records the dividend on his or her recording sheet.
3. Next the student spins to determine the divisor of his or her problem. For example let’s say the student spins a 4. The student records this divisor on his or her recording sheet and has the problem 25 ÷ 4 to solve.
4. The student solves to find the quotient 6r.1. The student should record the quotient on the recording sheet as well.
5. Partner 2 should check Partner 1’s work. If Partner 2 is in agreement, it is then Partner 2’s turn to repeat this same process, followed by Partner 1 checking his or her work. (If needed, students may benefit by checking his or her partner’s work using a multiplication chart with your permission.)
6. Play goes back and forth until time is up. A player wins when he or she spins a division problem that does not have a remainder.
(i.e. 30 ÷ 6 = 5 with no remainder) After one partner “wins” play continues as a new round on the same recording sheet until time is up. If students run out of room on the recording sheet, they may continue writing problems on the back if the back of the recording sheet is blank. You may collect the recording sheets if you wish to check students’ work.
What you need:
-Students in pairs
-A pencil (at least one per pair)
-A paperclip (at least one per pair)
-One answer recording sheet per student
-Once students know how to play, this game can be used in math stations.
-You may have the entire class play at once so that you can walk around and informally assess student understanding.
-Students may play this game at home as it requires minimal supplies.
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