## Reflection: Joy Solve and Interpret Division Problems - Section 3: Partner Practice

Each year, I update my materials.  One quick change I make is with the names of word problems.  This is a quick and easy way to create joy and student engagement.  I'll change names in problems to include:

• student names
• teacher names
• characters from popular books (Katniss, Tris, etc.)
• characters from books the kids are reading in literature class
• characters from popular TV shows (having a teenage son at home helps me immensely with this!)
• popular musicians
• sports figures who are currently in the news
• historical figures from the unit kids are working on in history class
• a fictitious character who makes an appearance all year long (last year, we named him Bobo,a and he loved trapezoids)

Student Engagement through Word Problems
Joy: Student Engagement through Word Problems

# Solve and Interpret Division Problems

Unit 1: Number Sense
Lesson 14 of 19

## Big Idea: The division algorithm is an efficient way to determine a quotient given any division context.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, division of Korea, factoring polynomial expressions, Decimals, division, quotient, bar models, divisor, remainders, standard algorithm, multiples, distributive property, greatest common factor, least common multiple, multiplying
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### Carla Seeger

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