Understanding Long Division: Whole Numbers

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Smoothly transition your class into using the long division algorithm with this hands-on math lesson. Working in pairs, young mathematicians practice using base ten blocks or play money to model division by single-digit divisors. Starting with the largest place value and working their way down, they uncover the steps to the long division algorithm before being formally introduced to the process. Include this lesson in a unit on division and support your class with understanding this challenging math skill.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Included worksheets provide graphic organizers that support students with learning long division with respect to place value
  • Provides explicit jobs for each child to perform while working in pairs
Cons

  • Teacher will need to model how to perform division with manipulatives and how to record results on the worksheet
  • Requires a class set of base ten blocks or play money