All the problems in this lesson have a 1-digit divisor, a 3-digit dividend, and a 2-digit quotient. By keeping the division pattern standard in each problem, it allows students to memorize the steps of long division and gain confidence they will need when the number get bigger. An example of this would be 147 divided by 5. Students first divide 5 into 14 and then take the remainder and divide 5 into 47.
We all know that long division is one of the toughest math skills to teach. For many years it caused many meltdowns in my class-from the students and me, the teacher. What I finally realized was that when I broke division down into very narrow, specific lessons (i.e. 1 digit divisor, 3 digit dividend, 2 digit quotient), kids grew comfortable with the mechanics of division and when the numbers started to grow they knew just what to do.
This no-prep lesson packet has students practice division computationally and also in problem-solving settings. Each time students solve a word problem they are asked to draw a picture, solve the problem, and then answer in a complete sentence.
The lesson packet includes:
⇒Teacher-Lead Problem Set
⇒Partner Problem Set
⇒Three Pages of Independent Practice
⇒Challenge Page for Early Finishers
⇒Answer Keys for Everything
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4th-5th Grade 12-Day Division Unit
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