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Dividing Decimals at a Concrete Level: Great Guided Math Lessons

Posted on July 7, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Guided math, Manipulatives, Math Centers, Math is a Language | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |


The new Math Common Core states that 5th grade students will

Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

5.NBT.7. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

So, we need too make sure our students understand decimals thoroughly.  We need to teach it at a concrete, pictorial and THEN abstract level.  This is the first post of a series that deals with decimals.  Here are some resources to teach dividing decimals at a concrete level.

Resource 1

Resource 2

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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