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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: