Reflection: Real World Applications Ordering Packages of School Supplies - Section 3: Student Practice


This lesson was a perfect example of how important it is to provide a real world application whenever possible. In this clip, Ziploc Bags, the students began by wanting to multiply the two numbers (38 x 8) provided in the problem without truly thinking about the meaning of the numbers. Then a student pointed out the number of bags in one box (40 bags). At this point, a student thought they needed to multiply 8 x 40. 

In this video, the students began to put meaning behind the numbers, using the context of the problem: Ziploc Bags All of a sudden, the problem became much more clear to the students!

Finally, the group arrived at the correct answer: Ziploc Bags 3.MOV. To help the students become even more involved in the problem, I asked, "How much would you sell each bag of popcorn for?"

  Real World Applications: Reflection
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Ordering Packages of School Supplies

Unit 7: Multi-Digit Division
Lesson 9 of 9

Objective: SWBAT solve multistep word problems involving long division.

Big Idea: Students will use multiple strategies and various operations to order supplies for a school.

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Math, long division, word problems
  80 minutes
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