This activity supports TEKS 4.4E of the new Texas Math Standards and CCSS 4.NBT.B.6
4.4E - represent the quotients using arrays, area models, and/or equations.
4.NBT.B.6 - Find whole number quotients and explain the calculation using equations.
Included are 8 "flip it" task cards that will help your third and fourth grade student understand division. By putting base-10 blocks in children's hands, the task of division is made concrete and gives children a visual frame of reference as they try to translate their learning to paper.
You can use these task cards in two ways. With the purple side facing up, students must exchange and divide to determine the quotient. When they are finished they flip the card over to see if their model matches the model on the card. If so, they have divided correctly. With the green side up, students must use the pictoral representation to determine the expression or equation that will match. Again, they can check their answer by flipping the card over to see if their expression matches the expression on the purple side.
These task cards are a wonderful spiral activity to put in stations, or can be used as a guided math activity, early finisher activity or as a whole group "table scoot" where children work in table groups and move from table to table to work on the task card at that table for a given amount of time.
I hope you find this activity helpful in your class and that it helps your students gain a greater conceptual understanding of division.
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More 4th grade resources to give your students practice with division:
Table Scoot: Multi-step Division Word Problems
Representing Quotients: Arrays, Area Models & Equations
Math Staircase Challenge: 4th Grade Multiplication and Division
4th Grade Division: Solve, Snip, & Stick; St. Patty's Day Theme
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