Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Dividing Decimals with Remainders - Section 2: Mini Lesson


After discussing and working through the two examples with my students, they questioned what they should do if the directions didn't state to round the quotient.  Although I planned to discuss terminating, non-terminating and repeating decimals at a later time, these questions led to a good introduction of the concepts.

I presented students with the problem 2.23 divided by 0.9.  I gave them a few minutes to find the quotient and instructed them not to round.  After a couple of minutes, I heard students exclaim, "This is never going to end." Once many of them had reached the same conclusion, we discussed the different types of decimals that they may encounter.

  Types of Decimals
  Student Led Inquiry: Types of Decimals
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Dividing Decimals with Remainders

Unit 8: Algorithms and Decimal Operations
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT solve decimal division problems with remainders.

Big Idea: What if there's a remainder?

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Math, Decimals, division
  45 minutes
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