Reflection: Staircase of Complexity St. Patrick's Day Run - Section 3: Guided Practice


Looking back on this lesson, I was really proud of myself for building a staircase of complexity. In order to help students truly make sense of partial quotients, I taught this lesson within a given context (runners & water bottles). I also tried to come up with a simple way for students to begin evaluating remainders and who they impact the final answer. 

We started off by solving problems involving 1-digit dividends and worked our way up to solving problems with 4-digit dividends. 

Also, I gradually released more and more responsibility by moving away from teacher-led instruction to student-led instruction. 

  Staircase of Complexity: Reflection
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St. Patrick's Day Run

Unit 7: Multi-Digit Division
Lesson 4 of 9

Objective: SWBAT use solve multi-digit division problems using partial quotients.

Big Idea: Students will learn how to repeatedly subtract multiples of the divisor in order to calculate how many water bottles will be needed for a St. Patrick's Day Run.

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Math, partial quotients, remainders
  100 minutes
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