Are you looking for new and engaging way to get your students thinking about interpreting the remainders in word problems?
I created this lesson to help my students recognize patterns in division word problems. I give examples of the 5 most common types of problems (round it, drop, it, share, use it as the answer, and add to it to make another set) and have the students sort them into the correct category.
I have included a sheet for them to record their observations and a sheet in which they can write their own problems using the onservations that they have made.
I have used this activity in small groups and with partners. This can be easily converted into a self-checking activity by identifying each column with a colored dot. The students can flip them over at the end to see if the dots in each column match up!
All with a cute winter owl theme! Thanks to the clipart of The Enlightened Elephant.