The Division Algorithm—Converting Decimal Division into Whole Number Division Using Fractions

Knowing the standard algorithm opens up a whole new world of division. Scholars learn how to convert division involving decimals to division involving whole numbers to use the standard algorithm. Knowing how to multiply with powers of 10 becomes quite useful here.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class create a graphic organizer outlining the steps for decimal division by converting to whole numbers
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to be able to divide using the standard algorithm
  • Lesson builds on knowledge and skills from previous lessons
  • 15th installment of a 21-part module
Pros

  • Includes discussion prompts to use with examples
  • Provides answer keys to all worksheets and exit tickets
Cons

  • None
Common Core