Looking At Division- The New Look

Division from “a different perspective” has helped some of my students to better understand the concept of division.

Some of the methods being experimented with in my classroom this year include (but is not limited to…)

       

               

  

http://schools.wcs.edu/hbes/Multiplication%20and%20Division%20Methods.pdf

Division Limerick

Division, division, division,
A terribly easy decision,
Lets me just share,
My apple or pear,
With utter and perfect precision….

Here’s some good words of advice,
I think I might say them all twice,
Learn each times table,
And you’ll also be able,
To go and divide really nice…

Young laddie, it won’t make things worse,
Division brings no type of curse,
Repeated subtraction?
Break to a fraction?
Or multiply things in reverse?

Quotients are things that we find,
When division’s how math problem’s signed,
It has the math smarts,
To cut pies in parts,
The inverse of things we combined…

(Limerick borrowed from  Mr. R’s World of Math and Science  http://mathstory.com/poems)

Hope everyone has a great May Long Weekend!

 

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About musingsofamathteacher

I am presently employed at New Sarepta Elementary School as a grade five teacher. During my career I have taught Grades 12 - 2. The past three years I was fortunate to work part-time as Math Lead for my school district, Black Gold Regional Schools, and have just recently accepted a part-time secondment with Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. I have always had a passion for mathematics and am excited about implementing Alberta's "new" mathematics curriculum.
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