The idea for this Interactive Long Division packet came to me as I was struggling to explain to my Intervention students where “that number” came from. That morning, I pulled out the Post It notes and painstakingly wrote out the numbers and laid it out for them on the white board. They loved it, and a few light bulbs went on. Later that month, I shared it on my blog, Middle School OCD. It became my most popular post and Pinned all over.
As I continued to work with my class and my afterschool tutoring group, I tried to make it easier on me, less expensive than using mass quantities of Post It notes, and faster to set up. Also, I wanted something that the kids could do themselves, something similar to algebra tiles. So, Interactive Long Division was created. With a little initial investment of time, printing, and cutting, you can have a tool that will last for years – much less expensive than endless Post It notes (which I adore and still use in mass quantities for other things).
Included in this packet:
*Directions for Printing
*Step by Step Example Using the Mats
*21 Interactive Long Division Mats (8 Color Coded and 13 Black-White) -including ones with larger divisors/dividends, and options for writing remainders as fractions.
*Doubles of the basic Black-White mats for Interactive Notebooks (separate folder)
* Extended Divisor/Dividend Black-White mats for larger numbers (separate folder)
*3 Sets of Number Tiles (full color, color number, and black number) and a page of Decimal Tiles