Week 1: Intro to Division & Connecting to Multiplication
THE WEEK AT-A-GLANCE
- The Doorbell Rang
- Everybody Wins
- The Remainder Game
- ME Unit 1, Lesson 1.4 - The Meaning of Division
- ME Unit 1, Lessons 1.5 & 1.6 - Multiply and Divide with 2s & 10s
- ME Unit 1, Lessons 1.7 & 1.8 - Multiply and Divide with 7s & 9s
Lesson 1 (2 Days): The Doorbell Rang
Day 1: Mrs. Romero has 14 balloons and wants to share them equally with 7 friends. How many balloons does each friend get?
Day 2: 35 - 19 =
Introducing Division by Marilyn Burns, Chapter 3, p. 20
The Doorbell Rang
The Doorbell Rang, by Pat Hutchins, introduces the lesson and provides the context for teaching students to connect division notation with problem situations. The lesson also helps children learn about remainders and how to record them and see how division and fractions are connected. After hearing the story, students retell it with division sentences and draw pictures to show their understanding of the notation. Also, each child invents a sharing problem and writes a one-even sequel to the story.
Math Focus Points
After students represent and write equations for each sharing situation in the story, the will have 3 boxes left on their paper to make 3 more sharing cookie situations.
Day 1: Look at their papers for accurate drawings, representations of the sharing, and equations.
Day 2: Exit Slip - What did you learn about division in the cookie sharing activity?
The Lesson Plan for Dividing Cookies from 3rd Grade Lesson Study (ignore the name of the file):
Math Workshop Items
Multiplication Tic Tac Toe - Differentiated
Play Division Arrays