This post is going to have to be short and sweet. Mainly because I have forgotten to take almost any pictures in my classroom the last couple weeks. I feel like the second I walk in the door everything turns into a whirlwind, and I don’t even realize that I forgot to take any pictures of our activities until I’m back at home. I’d love to find a way to slow things down and to lose the franticness of my day. Does anyone else feel the same, or is it just me? We’ve started our division unit, and I did manage to take one little picture with my phone. (I love how they just changed the divisor to make the problem work out without a remainder.)
The top portion of the assessment had students represent a division equation through a grouping model, repeated subtraction, array, and number line. The second section of the assessment had students write a division equation modeled by a grouping model, repeated subtraction, array, and number line. Can you guess which part gave my class the most trouble? Hands-down the second portion was the one that stumped my students!
Through this assessment I learned that my class has a pretty good grasp on how to model division, but they still need work on understanding how to read and write an equation. Tomorrow, we’re going to really focus on understanding models of division and writing equations. What part of division gives your students the most trouble?