Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Making sense of Remainders - Day 1 - Section 3: Concept Development


 As you can see in my reflection video, this was a great lesson.  Students are truly understanding the concept of remainders and worked at investigating sharing and dropping remainders. 

I liked how my students were discussing math today in this activity.  Math Practice Standard 3 was used extensively as students worked with their table groups to make sense of the problem, and convince each other, especially since most students at this point, do not know a procedural algorithm for division. Not knowing an algorithm allows them to talk with each other about strategies and the concept of division.  Students don't get hung up on just showing their partner or table mates how to do a procedure. I find that since students don't know an algorithm, they talk and discuss the problem much more thoroughly.


  Making Sense of Remainders
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Making Sense of Remainders
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Making sense of Remainders - Day 1

Unit 4: Understanding Division and Remainders
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT investigate real world problems in which remainders are shared or dropped.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students develop an understanding of division situations and remainders through a group problem solving task.

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