Lesson Plan

Multi-Digit Division

Let's solve multi-digit division problems! Students will feel more confident with their division than ever with this lesson that helps them practice dividing multi-digit numbers.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to complete multi-digit division problems.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

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  • Tell students that today they will be learning how to solve multi-digit division problems.
  • Review long division with students.
  • Complete a few review problems on the board where students can observe your steps and recall any strategies you have taught them up until this point.
  • If possible, have students use mini whiteboards to solve warm-up problems independently.

Beginning

  • Review key vocabulary relating to division, such as "quotient," "dividend," and "divisor."
  • Ask students to share how they would solve a division problem with more than three digits for the dividend. Allow students to use their home language (L1) or new language (L2) in their discussions.

Intermediate

  • Ask students to write the steps for completeing a division problem using the standard algorithm.
  • Have students copy the teacher example for one of the division problems before asking them to solve it on their own. When they solve a new division problem, ask them to share their quotient and their process with their elbow partner or the teacher.