ALEX Learning Activity

Dividing Large Numbers Part II: School Concert

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: 2523
Title:
Dividing Large Numbers Part II: School Concert
Digital Tool/Resource:
School Concert Task
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

This activity can be used as an introduction to using the area model to divide large numbers. Students will complete a real-world division task that guides their thinking to use the area model.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Mathematics
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:

Students will find whole-number quotients by using strategies based on place value and an area model.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
During/Explore/Explain
Activity:

Allow students to discuss the following question with a partner: How does knowing 5 x 5 help you to solve 75 ÷ 5? Explain. This question should start a conversation on the relationship between multiplication and division. Allow the students to discuss their mathematical reasoning with the class. 

In partners or small groups, students will complete the School Concert task. This real-world task can be used to introduce the area model for division. However, the area model does not have to be the only strategy used to solve this problem. Groups will most likely approach this problem using a variety of strategies. Circle the room and discuss why each group chose a certain strategy to solve the problem.

Allow each group of students time to share and explain their reasoning with the class. This division task should guide your class in a conversation on division strategies and the relationship between multiplication and division.  

Assessment Strategies:

Student recordings on the School Concert task sheet will be used as a formative assessment to make sure students whole-number quotients by using strategies based on place value. 


Advanced Preparation:

Students should have basic knowledge of multiplication and division.

Variation Tips (optional):

Base ten blocks can be used for students that are struggling to break apart the dividend. 

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

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.

 

This activity can stand alone or be used with the following learning activities: 

Dividing Large Numbers Part I: Number Talk

Dividing Large Numbers Part III: Exit Pass

  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: dividend, division, divisor, multiplication, quotient