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Part-Whole Division Sentences

Have students analyze sentences to help them solve story problems in the future! Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Part-Whole Model: Word Problems with Division.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Part-Whole Model: Word Problems with Divisionlesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to create part-whole division word problems.

Language

Students will be able to talk about and create division word problems using a graphic organizer and sentence stems.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelCo-Craft Questions: Division Word ProblemsFormative Assessment: Peer Explanations ChecklistVocabulary Cards: Part-Whole Division SentencesGlossary: Part-Whole Division SentencesTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Write two sentences on the board that are separate but pieces of a word problem (e.g., "1. The class has a total of $150 to spend on book bundles," and "2. They buy 6 bundles."). Number them 1–2 and ask students to brainstorm what information the sentences share.
  • Gather background information from students by listening to their discussions. They should understand that sentence #1 discusses the total or whole amount (e.g., $150 to spend on the bundles) and sentence #2 talks about a part or piece of the whole (e.g., 6 book bundles).
  • Draw a part-whole model on the board and tell students they will discuss keywords and hints within story problems that show a part-whole relationship.