Lesson plan

9. Interpreting remainders in different ways (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/4/NBT/B/6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.A.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/4/OA/A/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2

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Lesson objective: Find quotients and determine how to interpret a remainder.

This lesson helps to build fluency with interpeting remainders. Partial quotients is used here because its allows students to clearly follow the division and better understand what should be done with the remainder. This work develops students' understanding that the remainder in a division problem is a part of the dividend. 

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 2 (Reason abstractly and quantitatively) as they use reason when deciding what to do with the remainder in division problems.

Key vocabulary:

  • divisor
  • dividend
  • partial quotient
  • place value
  • quotient
  • remainder