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Another Great Resource of Ideas about Teaching Multiplication and Division

Posted on January 11, 2013. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Math Progressions, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


  Resource 1 Happy Mathing, Dr. Nicki Advertisements

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Overview of Progression in Division

Posted on December 21, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math | Tags: , , , , , |


I love this concept of a Passport to Division 1! Other resources to help on the journey through the land of division! Resource 1 Resource 2 Resource 3 (I like the way they break the concepts down) Resource 4   Happy Mathing, Dr. Nicki

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Teaching the Area Model for Division

Posted on October 3, 2012. Filed under: Common Core, Digital Learners, Math Centers, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , , , |


The CCSS Math Practice 5 talks about different tools that students will use to solve problems.  Here is a great digital tool from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives that helps students to learn and practice division using the area model. Happy Mathing, Dr. Nicki

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The Open Array for Division

Posted on October 2, 2012. Filed under: Common Core, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , , |


The Math CCSS states that 4th and 5th grade students should have a variety of strategies for doing multiplication and division.  In my work around the country, many teachers don’t have as many strategies for division as they do for multiplication. The 4th grade math Core (2010) says that students will “Find whole-number quotients and […]

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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 […]

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More Ideas for Teaching Division

Posted on August 14, 2012. Filed under: Classroom environment, Common Core | Tags: , , , , , |


Division is hard for many students.  They need to do lots of concrete and visual activities instead of just jumping to abstract activities.  Be sure to have anchor charts that support their learning.  See the following examples: Great anchor chart  showing 3 ways to represent division Another great anchor chart Another Great Anchor Chart Another Great […]

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Division Strategies and Algorithms: Great Guided Math Lessons

Posted on September 19, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Common Math Errors, Digital Learners, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Guided math, Manipulatives, virtual manipulatives | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


Can you show your thinking about 250/50 in more than one way?  What about your students? Can they discuss this problem with numbers, words and pictures? Division with Base Ten Blocks Division with Virtual Manipulatives More Division with Virtual Manipulatives (I would use real base ten blocks and then show the process with virtual manipulatives). Area […]

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Word Problem Sorts

Posted on March 20, 2019. Filed under: Uncategorized |


  In this workstation, the students sort the word problem by category.  This station helps students to reason about the type of problem they are solving.  It is very important that students understand and can explain the situation.  Although they might use an inverse operation or another strategy to solve the problem, they need to […]

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Using Graphic Organizers to Write a Word Problem

Posted on March 13, 2019. Filed under: Uncategorized |


  Graphic organizers can help students to write word problems. Pick a type of word problem type to work on, for example a division equal group problem, depending on the grade. Then on the board, do a group graphic organizer of all the elements of the word problem. Setting Group The thing in each group […]

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Quick Tips from Math Workstations in Action

Posted on March 23, 2018. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Here are some quick tips about teaching division in math workstations!   Happy Mathing, Dr. Nicki

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