This 4th and 5th grade math skill of interpreting the remainder in division problems tends to be a troublesome area for students. This four-square template clearly explains each of the four ways to interpret the remainder (drop the remainder, only use the remainder, add one to the quotient, add the remainder to one or more of the groups. There is a word problem that matches each type of interpretation, as you can see at the top of each square. I have used this four-square to model for students how and why to interpret the remainder in the way that we do for each problem. Students copy everything I write during this model and then paste their "model notes" into their interactive math notebook. This is a great way to explicitly teach how to interpret remainders in each scenario. PDF file. **SEE MY INTERPRETING THE REMAINDER TEMPLATE AND WORD PROBLEM STRIPS PRODUCT FOR A RELATED ACTIVITY!