As our year is beginning to wind down, my students are still busy diving into division and learning many division strategies to help them.
Many classrooms use the same approach when introducing students to Division. I found these two visuals on the internet of teacher’s using chart paper examples to help students discover that the world of division can be approached by many different angles. The key is to find the strategy that makes the most sense to the individual student.
Some students who find division extremely complicated can even manage to get away with more of a multiplication / subtraction approach.
Divisibility Rules: Just a quick visual to review the rules of divisibility.
Divisibility Rules Song Video:
Divisibility Rules: Division by 4 Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbzZhx-xZHE
Divisibility Rules: 2,5, and 10 Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-SW6URvqqM
Some of the many strategies that students could choose to explore and use include (but is not limited to) the following:
Dividing Tens and Hundreds
You can rename numbers to help you divide.
Calculate 800 ÷ 4
Rename 800 as 8 hundrends
8 hundreds ÷ 4 = 2 hundreds
So 800 ÷ 4 = 200
Sketch An Array
Divide by Halving
Divide by Breaking UP The Numbers
Splitting Method (Halving and Halving again…)
Standard Long Division Algorithm
Rename as Tens or Hundreds
Estimate using a nearby number
Using Subtraction to Divide
Dividing by Sharing
Dividing with Remainders
Wishing everyone a wonderful June…speedily heading toward a joyful July!