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10. Ms. Aziz's Chart: Solving larger division problems and interpreting remainders (A)

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
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7
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Lesson objective: Apply knowledge of place value decomposition to divide multi-digit numbers and interpret remainders based on question context. 

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of dividing multi-digit numbers and interpreting remainders to a real-life situation. Students are asked to divide and determine how many adults are need for each attraction at the zoo based on how many children there are and the number of kids adults can safely monitor. 

Key Concept students will use: 

  • Place value understanding allows us to divide multi-digit numbers in different ways. 

  • The remainder can be interpreted as the whole number amount left over when a quantity is divided by its greatest whole-number factor

Skills students will use:

  • Place value decomposition
  • Partial quotients
  • Using question context to interpret remainders

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 1 (Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them) as they divide multi-digit numbers and interpret remainders to complete a table.

Key vocabulary: 

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


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