This lesson was a fun way to show students how to use base ten blocks to find whole number quotients with three-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using base ten blocks. I taught this lesson with the students using their interactive notebook through gradual release. The lesson includes a preview which leads into the lesson. It also has numerous slides for the interactive learning part of the lesson and a process for students to practice independently. This lesson displays nicely on a whiteboard for whole group instruction or computers and tablets for small group instruction. I had my students work in groups and each table had a set of the base ten blocks that they needed to find each quotient. This was definitely an engaging way to introduce division to my students.
This resource contains 55 full color slides that focus on using base ten blocks to find whole number quotients with three digit dividends and one digit divisors through the gradual release model. Also included are left and right side activities for the interactive notebook. The preview slide has the students solve basic division problems and it also ask “what is a quotient?” Then the interactive learning part of the lesson teaches students how to make equal groups using base ten blocks. Several of the slides are great visual aids to help differentiate instruction for all learners through chunking and repetition. There is also a process at the end of the lesson for students to practice independently. This process can be used as an exit ticket to see what the students have learned. Be creative and do what works best for you and your students.
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