Comparing Methods—Long Division, Again?

Remember long division from fifth grade? Use the same algorithm to divide polynomials. Learners develop a strategy for dividing polynomials using what they remember from dividing whole numbers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin with reviewing long division of multi-digit whole numbers
  • Have pupils complete a problem using the reverse tabular method and the long division algorithm; compare methods and results
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds from the third lesson in a series of 42
Pros

  • Problems progress from simple to more complex
  • Provides all answer keys for included resources
Cons

  • None