Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Writing: Showing our Understanding of Entry Points & Place Value in Dividing - Section 2: Setting the Stage for Writing Well about Division


I differentiated this assignment because of student needs. I understand that math writing is difficult for students, so I wanted to make the problem solving at a level for them that was comfortable. My lowest students needed the pressure of solving a 4 digit by 1 digit division problem taken away from them in order to really think about how to explain the process. It relieved the stress and anxiety of worrying about how to solve larger problems. This proved to be very effective, because I could clearly see that they were managing their work well independently, but it was still challenging.

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Writing: Showing our Understanding of Entry Points & Place Value in Dividing

Unit 9: Division Unit
Lesson 18 of 21

Objective: SWBAT find whole number quotients and explain the role of place value in dividing.

Big Idea: This lesson gets students to write using proper division vocabulary, explaining how they use place value to determine what quotients they choose as they divide using rectangular sections.

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