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* *Reflection: Students with Disabilities
Division: Getting Ready to Test - Section 2: Differentiated Test Prep

*What I have noticed as CCSS have arrived is that when difficult concepts like division are being mastered, the gap widens among high end and lower end students. No longer can I teach in just "units" with a class altogether and no longer can I expect that my lower end students will master their division skills at the same time as my higher end. The difference is that the mastery is expected by the end of 4th grade. Prior to CCSS we treated students as a pass/fail situation based on grades only and not necessarily on whether standards are met and mastered. I believe no child should be "excused" from not mastering standards. At least, I have to set out to teach that way. Therefore, using quizzes, informal assessments, conferencing and review practices that are suiting the needs of the individual are more important than they ever have been. Is this more work? Yes and No. At first it is, but as CCSS takes hold, the conceptual understanding will strengthen each year and I believe we will see a shift to higher levels of thinking, more voracious learning of mathematics and a deeper understanding as a whole that forms a stronger foundation for the future. These two worksheets fit the needs of my class. I encourage any teacher to look deeply and work to adjust review time to the needs of students and extend from these sheets. This Educreations Video shows examples of each kind of worksheet completed by two different students.*

*Differention and an Attitude of Mastery*

*Students with Disabilities: Differention and an Attitude of Mastery*

# Division: Getting Ready to Test

Lesson 19 of 21

## Objective: SWBAT practice solving multi digit division problems as well as multiple step word problems and comparison problems using division.

## Big Idea: Students complete differentiated worksheets that help them prepare for the upcoming division test.

*50 minutes*

#### Warm Up: Send in the Trolls!

*10 min*

Today will be a day of working on practicing to get ready for our math test. I was looking for something light, fun and different and decided to play a little game from PBS.kids.org. This game makes us laugh every time we play it. It supports a portion of standard 4.MD.B.4 and serves as a framework for understanding a line plot. While there are not any measurements or fractions in this game, the student needs to practice "eyeballing" a size and put things in order to find the middle length. Send in the Trolls helps students understand the median. Each troll appears in random order and students move the trolls to find the middle one. It exercises the basic idea prior to using fractions and measurements to determine smallest, middle and longest. This game is so funny!

I put this up on the SB and students come up one at a time and move them around. When we check on it, the trolls zoom up in the air and the students always laugh.

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#### Differentiated Test Prep

*40 min*

Division Test Review 1 & Division Test Review 2 are differentiated practice sheets that represent two diverse entry levels of practice toward mastery. The clock is ticking and other units have to be taught, standards need to be mastered!

The first sheet is for the independent student. These students will be ready to test and just need one more shot at practice. They have mastered their quizzes prior to this and can explain not only how to divide, but why they have chosen different entry points. It gives me a chance to determine if there are any more things I need to cover with these students.

The second sheet is for students who have retaken their quizzes and mastered them at 80% and quite possibly are not ready to take their tests to formally show that they have mastered standards. Confidence is not quite there. I will use this sheet to conference and re-teach. They need support.

I designed the boxes to help them find some structure they do not have to create on their own because drawing straight enough lines isn't working. The word problem is written out step by step. If this works well, I plan to give them more word problems with this type of structure to get them to independently and more fluently solve word problems.

There is just one word problem so that they are not overwhelmed. But, I have written it so that they need to show thinking and explain why they chose their answer. It is rigorous and quality. I just reduced the amount of problems and clarified steps for them.

I allowed the entire class period to work independently with minimal help from me. That way, the next day, we can thoroughly review for the test tomorrow in partners.

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- UNIT 1: Place Value and Multi-Digit Addition & Subtraction
- UNIT 2: Metric Measurement
- UNIT 3: Graphing and Data
- UNIT 4: Concepts of Multiplication
- UNIT 5: Geometry
- UNIT 6: Fractions 1: Understanding Equivalence in Fractions and Decimals
- UNIT 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
- UNIT 8: Fractions 3 Mini Unit: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
- UNIT 9: Division Unit
- UNIT 10: Addition and Subtraction: Algorithms to One Million
- UNIT 11: Place Value
- UNIT 12: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
- UNIT 13: Multiplication Unit

- LESSON 1: Divison Pretest
- LESSON 2: Ants, Ants, Ants! Using discovery to understand the meaning of division.
- LESSON 3: An Intro to the Box Method: A Conceptual Approach to 2 digit by 1 digit division
- LESSON 4: A Remainder of One: Practicing Box Method
- LESSON 5: Multiply or Divide? Exploring Word Problems that Compare.
- LESSON 6: Developing Our Division Skills
- LESSON 7: Two Games for Practicing Fluency & Dividing 3 -4 Digit Dividends Against 1 Digit Divisors
- LESSON 8: Oranges,Social Studies, Sister Anne and Studying the Whole: An integrated lesson
- LESSON 9: Talk the Talk of Division: Recognizing "Division" Words in One Step Word Problems
- LESSON 10: The Sieve of Eratosthenes: Prime Numbers, Multiples & Inverse
- LESSON 11: Understanding Division Through Bubble Wrap
- LESSON 12: Division: Quiz 1: Assessing division of 2,3, &4 digit by one digit divisors
- LESSON 13: Supporting Their Writing in Math: Class Collaboration and the Google Doc
- LESSON 14: In a Heartbeat! Connecting Informational Text to Multistep Word Problems
- LESSON 15: Assessing Understanding of Division Word Problems
- LESSON 16: Game Day! Review Day!
- LESSON 17: Bowling for fluency: A game for number sense, fluency and equation development.
- LESSON 18: Writing: Showing our Understanding of Entry Points & Place Value in Dividing
- LESSON 19: Division: Getting Ready to Test
- LESSON 20: Dear Mrs. Kanthack: A letter from students about mastering Division Standards
- LESSON 21: Assessing Division