ALEX Learning Activity

Nursery Rhyme Division Problems

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Stephanie Carver
System:Cullman City
School:Cullman City Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 2075
Nursery Rhyme Division Problems
Digital Tool/Resource:
Nursery Rhyme Division Problems
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Students will complete a division word problem activity that requires them to find whole-number quotients and quotients with remainders. This activity should be used after the students have been taught division strategies. This activity can be used as an assessment or extra practice for solving division word problems.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 4
12. Use strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division to find whole-number quotients and remainders with one-digit divisors and up to four-digit dividends.

a. Illustrate and/or explain quotients using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Learning Objectives:

I can solve word problems with whole-number quotients and remainders.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

Students will complete the activity Nursery Rhyme Division Problems. This activity is best used after students have developed strategies for the division of whole numbers. It should be used as an assessment or as extra practice.  

Assessment Strategies:

The students' division strategies on the activity Nursery Rhyme Division Problems will assess the learning objective.

Advanced Preparation:

The teacher will need to print paper copies of the activity Nursery Rhyme Division Problems. It is best for every student to have a paper copy of this activity in order to show their division strategies. 

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Notes or Recommendations (optional):

This activity might be challenging for students that are still struggling with mastery of dividing large numbers. The activity was purposely written to become more challenging as the student progresses through the activity. This will allow students to work at their own pace and ability level. It is okay for a student to not finish this activity. This will allow students that need more challenging problems to be challenged but also meet the needs of students that need to work at a slower pace.

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