Long Division Games Bundle

Long Division Games Bundle
Long Division Games Bundle
Long Division Games Bundle
Long Division Games Bundle
Long Division Games Bundle
Long Division Games Bundle
Long Division Games Bundle
Long Division Games Bundle
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Do your students need to practice long division? This bundle contains 3 different learning center activities to help your class practice division with visual models as well as hands on activities. The 3 activities (available separately in my store as well) included in this product include:

1. Dividing Numbers Task Cards
2. Estimating Long Division Task Cards
3. Division with Remainders Matching Game

1. Dividing Numbers Task Cards

The concept of dividing is such a leap for some students. These division task cards help children practice dividing up numbers into equal groups visually, and generate number sentences from their models.

Simply laminate the task cards, and students can make several attempts at dividing the number. For kids who are afraid to make mistakes on paper and hate erasing, using markers that they can wipe off can make all the difference in their risk taking and learning. These cards will print fine if you are using black ink!

This product contains:
* 18 task cards that include directions, an array, and the "target number" the students are to divide.
* A "Sample Card" to show students how to circle the sets of equal amounts, as well as the correct way to write division number sentences.

You will need:
* Colored card stock (optional) for printing the cards on, for a colorful display
* Laminating sheets (optional) for durability
* Index cards
* Dry erase markers

2. Estimating Long Division Task Cards

Do you teach the long division algorithm only to find students don't know what division really is? Do they have trouble understanding when to divide in word problems? They may need practice in the act of actually physically dividing a large amount into smaller, equal groups.

This product uses tens instead of ones in division problems to ensure that the kids follow procedure instead of relying on their knowledge of turn around facts. This activity worked well for me during a unit on estimating, before actually teaching the full long division algorithm.

You will need:

* Play money. For the 6 cards, you will need about 150 ten dollar bills. You could also do this activity with tens rods or tens place value discs that come with Math in Focus. I feature ten dollar bills since I believe students can relate to real world applications of division with money.
* 40 small containers. I use small trays, but you can use paper plates, cups, or even half sheets of paper to represent an area to place the bills.

* Cut each page in half to create separate cards. The two halves of the first page (the sample card with directions) should be attached by staple, or laminated front to back.
* Laminate all the cards (optional).
* Model the process as outlined on the Sample Card. When dividing up the $110, distribute them as if you are dealing cards.
* Model writing the answer to the problem above the answer. You might want to encourage children to write "About $30."

3. Division with Remainders Matching Game

This long division game will help children practice visualizing division with remainders.

Learning the algorithm for long division can be tedious. Some students follow the steps without really grasping the concept of what division is, or why we divide. This division math game focuses on the real world application of division to help students understand what it really looks like.

This product contains 8 division examples in written and pictorial form, for a total of 16 cards. Students should work in pairs and aim to make a “match” by uncovering the equation card that matches the graphic card.

To check if the cards are a match, inform the children that the rows in the picture match the divisor. The total number of dots represents the dividend. To find the equation, students need to count how many columns of dots are in the picture. The dots outside of the rows represent the remainder.

If you are looking for help introducing the process as well as assigning worksheets that can be done independently for homework. This is a separate product that is different from any of the games or bundle above. It can stand alone or be used in conjunction with the activities in this product:

Long Division Mini Unit Lesson Plans and Worksheets

Or, check out my entire division line of products here:
Division Products

Mac users: This product is in Word format. If you have trouble printing Word files, I have included image files for all the cards as an alternative.
Total Pages
18 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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