## Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Division with Area Models - Section 1: Opener

Division is sometimes viewed as the scariest of the four basic operations.  For me as a student I remember this being my least favorite type of problem to do in elementary school.  I think one thing that the common core standards bring us is a focus on understanding the math.  Gone are the days of simply memorizing an equation.  Now as educators we are charged with the task of making sure students have a conceptual understanding of what is going on in the equations.  I think by focusing on this conceptual understanding we can create a deeper understanding of concepts that will remain in our minds.  Thinking back to even high school I can remember many test days I crammed five minutes before the test to memorize the equation needed.  I’m not really sure I could recall any of those equations now.  Maybe if there had been more of conceptual understanding created in my mind I would be able to recall them.

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Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Conceptual Understanding

# Division with Area Models

Unit 1: Operations with Decimals and Whole Numbers
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### Erin Doughty

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