Reflection: Modeling Place Value Chart and Division - Section 3: Concept Development


I have never used a place value chart to model division in the past, but I will for sure in the future. My students loved this lesson as did I. All of my struggling students were able to connect with this model, make sense of it, and have success with dividing.  I had one struggling student approach me after school and ask for homework. She said she felt so good about being able to use the model and divide, she wanted to go home and show her parents. Those moments are so powerful for me.  Knowing that I'm helping student make sense of math, make connections, and feel good about their skills and abilities is like icing on the cake for me.  I love being able to provide my students with useful and relevant math content, but when a student, who has struggled day in and day out asks me for homework and is smiling ear to ear because suddenly she's able to make sense of somethings she couldn't before, those are the moments I cherish and tuck away in my memory bank to savor.

As you can see in my reflection video, this lesson also brought out a lot of math talk in my students as they made connections between multiplication and division and previous knowledge gained in an earlier place value unit.  This lesson turned out to be a very good way for students to use Math Practice Standard 3 as they talked and discussed the place value model and made connections between multiplication, division, and place value.



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Place Value Chart and Division

Unit 7: Division with Whole Numbers
Lesson 1 of 16

Objective: SWBAT solve two digit dividend division problems with a remainder in the ones place by using a place value chart.

Big Idea: Students work towards the unit end goal of dividing muti-digit numbers by a single digit.

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