Big Idea:The students will listen to the story, "The Doorbell Rang" by Pat Hutchins. While interacting with this wonderful story, students will begin to realize when to solve for an unknown factor using division.
Big Idea:Division is a complex task for children of this age. Realizing what information a word problem supplies and what needs to be found is fundamental and challenging. This lesson begins that challenge.
Big Idea:Critical Area 1 for third grade states that students must use a variety of solution strategies in order to learn the relationship between multiplication and division. This lesson takes the students through several strategies.