Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Sharing Field Trip Money - Section 3: Student Practice


During this lesson, I really tried to develop students' conceptual understanding. First of all, by having students solve division problems with more than just one method, such as the standard algorithm, students began to see the connections between each model. Not only that, but by providing students with multiple pathways to learning, students who struggle with the standard algorithm were given other ways to develop an understanding of the division process.

Finally, by asking students to use the money model and array models in particular, students represented their thinking using concrete (money) and representational models (array) along with abstract models (algorithm). This is all part of engaging students in Math Practice 2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.


  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Reflection
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Sharing Field Trip Money

Unit 7: Multi-Digit Division
Lesson 7 of 9

Objective: SWBAT use the money model to solve division problems involving multi-digit dividends.

Big Idea: By using paper money, students will divide field trip money between teachers.

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Math, Money, problem solving, long division
  100 minutes
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