Saturday, November 7, 2015

Long Division Relays

I have been working on division with one and two digit divisors with my fifth graders for many weeks.  We have practiced with arrays, models, partial quotients and traditional methods.  I am so proud of their perseverance during this challenging unit.

I was trying to come up with a fun way to do some practice and I thought of "Long Division Relays." I broke the students into teams of 4-5 kids.  I made sure that the levels of math were evenly dispersed.

First person completed the first round of steps: divide, multiply, subtract, bring down
Second person:  may fix any errors, and then continue the next round of steps, (depending on the dividend) if they finish the problem they yell"Check" and if they are correct they trade for the next problem. (you could have them check with multiplication)
Third, fourth, fifth person: continue the cycle.

It was very successful and made for a fun Friday!

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