Here is the problem I posted...
Here are some of the strategies they used:
Letting my students explore division on their own really got them excited to learn more! Over the next week, we explored other division strategies that we could use. Together we made this poster for our classroom...
My students also liked using another strategy we called simpler parts (not yet shown on our poster). Below is an example of this strategy:
100/4 = 25
32/4 = 8
25 + 8 = 33
Therefore, 132/4 = 33
With a little more practice of these strategies, I feel that my students have build a strong division foundation. Parents...the standard algorithm can wait! :)
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