Lesson Plan

Solving Long Division Problems

Help your students put their best foot forward when it comes to this lesson that allows them to solve problems both in a group setting and individually.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use long division.


(10 minutes)
Solving Long Division Problems
  • Invite the students to bring their math journals and a pencil to the class meeting area.
  • Tell them to place their supplies on the floor next to them.
  • Tell the students that today they're going to learn a strategy for solving long division problems. Write the word Division on the board.
  • Let the students know that division is an operation that tells us the number of groups that can be made out of another number.
  • On the board, set up a division problem, such as 17/5. Solve the problem so that you are left with the answer 3 with a remainder of 2. Label each number with its corresponding name. 17 should be the dividend, 5 is the divisor, 3 is the quotient and 2 is the remainder.
  • Define these terms for your students as follows:
  • Dividend: In a division problem, the number that is to be divided is called the dividend.
  • Divisor: In a division problem, the number that divides the dividend is called the divisor.
  • Quotient: Upon division, the number obtained other than the remainder is called the quotient.
  • Remainder: The remainder is the number that is left over after dividing.