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