This "secret message" activity will amuse your students and teach them about mixed number division, by focusing on estimation. Students must be able to estimate, before they can move on to actual mixed number division.
Directions: In each row, use estimation to determine the quotients. Record your estimation. Circle the letter next to the greatest quotient in each row. The first one has been completed for you.
At the end, read the message from top to bottom. It reads, "Easy mental math." (The other letters spell "Flash cards work.")
And all you have to do is copy it! The prep is all done for you. It's easy to check. Just see if they found the secret message! It's up to you to determine how much work you require your students to show. Use it as group work, homework, enrichment, or extra practice.
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Thanks, and enjoy!