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Teaching Division with a Great Picture Book: A whole class or guided math activity

Posted on August 15, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment, Common Core, During the Guided Math Lesson | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here is a great book to teach division – Divide and Ride!  I really like this book.

First, I get the students to act it out.

Second, we get into groups of 4.  I read the story and the students have 4 roles:

1) illustrator draws pictures

2) equation maker- writes the equation

3) manipulatives manager – acts it out with the counters (I use the people counters from Lakeshore-they look just like the students in the book)

4) checker – first retells the situation and then checks everyone’s work

The students sit in groups of four and we read it as a class and they take on their various roles.  They love it and they get to see the situation represented in various ways.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki



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