Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Dividing with Decimals - Section 4: Sharing $$


This problem was a great way to get students to understand dividing with decimals.  Some students who knew the traditional algorithm used it to find their answer of $6.75.  Other students used a traditional method or the partial quotient method to figure out that each person would get 6 ¾ dollars, which is the same as $6.75.  Other students drew pictures to show each person’s money.  There were able to give each person a $5 bill and a $1 bill.  To split up the remaining $3, they traded it in for 12 quarters and each person received 3 quarters.  I had a student who drew a picture present first, followed by students who used the partial product method and the traditional method.  I told students that if someone presented a strategy that they did not use, they needed to draw it on their own paper.  I wanted students to make connections between all of the methods.

  Sharing $$ Reflection
  Diverse Entry Points: Sharing $$ Reflection
Loading resource...

Dividing with Decimals

Unit 2: The College Project - Working with Decimals
Lesson 6 of 16

Objective: SWBAT: • Make estimates of division problems • Divide whole numbers and decimals • Interpret a remainder

Big Idea: How can you split $27 equally between 4 people? Students apply what they know about division to divide with whole numbers and decimals.

  Print Lesson
Math, Decimals, Number Sense and Operations, division, 6th grade, master teacher project
  60 minutes
unit 2 5 image
Similar Lessons
Estimating Quotients Using Compatible Numbers
6th Grade Math » Number Sense
Big Idea: To estimate quotients with 2-digit divisors, we may need to change both the dividend and the divisor to be compatible numbers. We want to think of numbers that are close to the original numbers and use basic division facts we already know.
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
Carla Seeger
Big Multiplication and Long Division
6th Grade Math » Algorithms and Decimal Operations
Big Idea: Let the Simpsons help you divide.
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
Ursula Lovings
Mastering Division
6th Grade Math » Number Sense
Big Idea: My Mission is Division: Mastering the division algorithm.
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
Michelle Braggs
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload