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My Tried it Tuesday: Partial Quotients Division
So...we are in a mad rush to try and teach a lot of the concepts the students need for our state test--division being one of them!
With any new concept, I give the students a teaching point and model how to use the strategy (that is the first part of my chart). I give the students a new problem to try and I coach them through it (this is when we write the steps to the algorithm). Finally, the third problem is independent.
***all of this is done in the meeting area with students copying the notes into their mathematician's notebook***
Here's the charts for partial quotients using a 2 digit dividend and a 1 digit divisor:
I always have something for the students to do after the lesson. In some cases, it's a few problems from the workbook. Usually, it's a fun activity that the students can do independently!
During the independent activity, I keep students with me who still need help with the concept. (A word of caution...the kids in your group will usually be the same with the exception of some higher functioning kids who need a little bit more attention! I don't do this all the time because I need to meet with everyone, but I really needed them to master this skill.)
One independent activity my students tried was my Springing into Division Pack:
The ones who felt confident dividing worked in groups using this pack. While I worked with my friends, we used the task card problems and solved them on slates.
I taught them to write out the multiples of 10 or 100 while multiplying it by the divisor. It makes it a lot easier, especially if they aren't fluent in their multiplication
We worked on checking our work using an inverse operation, which in this case is multiplication. The students have been working on multiplying using an area model.
The students transferred their work from the slate onto their recording sheet.
Here's an example of one of my independent workers---he did all his work on the recording sheet.
**The pictures in this post were taken over multiple days--the division pack also covers 3 digit dividends by 1 digit divisors.**
Overall, for the amount of time spent working on division (about 7 school days), the majority of the students understand how to divide using partial quotients. Now onto the next concept...
As a special thank you for reading, I'm offering 15% off the Springing into Division Pack for today and tomorrow :)