The Doorbell Rang is the perfect tool to use for an introduction to division in your classroom. This literacy based division unit correlates perfectly with the book, The Doorbell Rang. It includes several activities that are sure to help your students understand the concept of division.
In this unit, The Doorbell Rang, you will receive:
- A follow along activity for the students to do (whole group or independently) as you read, The Doorbell Rang. The students will model the story using the provided materials as you read it to them. Their are two options for this activity- a hands-on option where the students use paper cookies and plates to show the division problem and another where students use paper-and-pencil and draw the models. Both are engaging and entertaining for the students.
-An independent practice activity where the students will read division stories similar to those found in, The Doorbell Rang, and will solve the equation themselves. I have also provided two versions of this- one where students draw models or use counters to find the answer and one where students do not have to show their work.
-Task Cards- students love to get up and moving. With this activity students will move about the classroom looking for hidden cookies. The cookies will have a division story on them similar to those found in the story, The Doorbell Rang. They will then solve the story using the included recording sheet.
-Game- This game can be played individually or with a partner. Students will draw a number card and a cookie card and will use the included cookies and plates to create a division problem then record their answers on the provided sheet. These are colored copies that will look nice laminated and in stations.
All of the materials in this math based literacy unit are easy to use with directions included. Just print, cut, and you're ready to go. I personally use this book and these activities in my third grade classroom each year, and it always a big hit! My students love division thanks to these activities. Make it even more fun by bringing in actual cookies for the kids to have as they learn!