Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Using Area Model to Divide Thousands - Section 3: Concept Development

 

In the video below two students use different numbers to complete the same division problem while applying the rectangular sections method. In the end, each arrives at the same quotient. As I observed them work and as I watch the video, I am really pleased by the students' willingness to work with different numbers. It shows flexibility and number sense. As discussed in my warmup narrative, the use of comfortable or friendly numbers should enable each student to focus more of their cognitive attention on understanding the problem.

Video source URLhttp://www.youtube.com/embed/yobseTwxFmc (accessed Dec 18 2014)

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Using Area Model to Divide Thousands

Unit 7: Division with Whole Numbers
Lesson 5 of 16

Objective: SWBAT divide thousands by a one digit divisor using an area model or rectangle sections method.

Big Idea: Students explore a place value based method to divide multi-digit dividends.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, division, area model, modeling mathematics, multiplication as inverse of division, Operations
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