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# Divison Pretest

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## Objective: SWBAT show what they know about division prior to our Division Unit.

## Big Idea: Students take a formal written test to show what they know about division, including: remainders, multi-step word problems, and place value understanding.

*55 minutes*

To get kids to relax prior to the division pretest, I decided to read them Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar. This story is a wonderful way to talk about factorials. I read it to them and they ooed and ahhed about how the numbers progressed. They love this book.

We discussed the ideas behind factorials and played a little bit in our notebooks, multiplying 1 x 2 x 3 and then 1x2x3x4 and so on. I let them use the calculators on their iPads so that they could just play with the numbers and see how the factorials multiply as in the book. We reviewed how the Associative Property works with the factorials and that they could be multiplied in any order, but that keeping them in order helped us organize the number sense of factorials. We discussed how the exclamation point is used to signify a factorial and how strange that seemed.

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#### Administering the Test

*45 min*

Division Test Mastery Chart Blank

*I designed this test so that students could show mastery of 2,3 and 4 digit by one digit division problems as expected in CCSS 4.NBT.B.6. Students need to demonstrate division of multiples of ten and solving multi-step word problems while determining what should happen with a remainder is essential to show mastery of 4.OA.A.3. 4.OA.A.2 expects that students multiply or divide using the multiplicative comparison. Students are expected to solve word problems and they are to be written with equations and variable that prove students to prove understanding. One word problem has a writing component that models the type of explanations that CCSS based assessments will demand. This test thoroughly covers the division expectations of 4th grade Common Core.*

* Along with the test is a chart that keeps track of mastery. After the pretest is done, I fill in the chart. As they master the standard on the post test, we can see their progress and keep track for RTI work.*

I passed out the tests after our story and students got busy working. I reassured them that the pre-test was to let me know what they knew about division and that they should do their best.

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Hi Milissa! Thank you so much for your kind words! So glad to hear that what I am doing is enjoyed and used by you.

Mary Ellen

| one year ago | Reply

Love your lessons, I use them for a reteach intervention tool. It is very simplistic to use. Thank you!

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- UNIT 2: Metric Measurement
- UNIT 3: Graphing and Data
- UNIT 4: Concepts of Multiplication
- UNIT 5: Geometry
- UNIT 6: Fractions 1: Understanding Equivalence in Fractions and Decimals
- UNIT 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
- UNIT 8: Fractions 3 Mini Unit: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
- UNIT 9: Division Unit
- UNIT 10: Addition and Subtraction: Algorithms to One Million
- UNIT 11: Place Value
- UNIT 12: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
- UNIT 13: Multiplication Unit

- LESSON 1: Divison Pretest
- LESSON 2: Ants, Ants, Ants! Using discovery to understand the meaning of division.
- LESSON 3: An Intro to the Box Method: A Conceptual Approach to 2 digit by 1 digit division
- LESSON 4: A Remainder of One: Practicing Box Method
- LESSON 5: Multiply or Divide? Exploring Word Problems that Compare.
- LESSON 6: Developing Our Division Skills
- LESSON 7: Two Games for Practicing Fluency & Dividing 3 -4 Digit Dividends Against 1 Digit Divisors
- LESSON 8: Oranges,Social Studies, Sister Anne and Studying the Whole: An integrated lesson
- LESSON 9: Talk the Talk of Division: Recognizing "Division" Words in One Step Word Problems
- LESSON 10: The Sieve of Eratosthenes: Prime Numbers, Multiples & Inverse
- LESSON 11: Understanding Division Through Bubble Wrap
- LESSON 12: Division: Quiz 1: Assessing division of 2,3, &4 digit by one digit divisors
- LESSON 13: Supporting Their Writing in Math: Class Collaboration and the Google Doc
- LESSON 14: In a Heartbeat! Connecting Informational Text to Multistep Word Problems
- LESSON 15: Assessing Understanding of Division Word Problems
- LESSON 16: Game Day! Review Day!
- LESSON 17: Bowling for fluency: A game for number sense, fluency and equation development.
- LESSON 18: Writing: Showing our Understanding of Entry Points & Place Value in Dividing
- LESSON 19: Division: Getting Ready to Test
- LESSON 20: Dear Mrs. Kanthack: A letter from students about mastering Division Standards
- LESSON 21: Assessing Division