## Division Interventions

High quality math interventions are not easy to find. I can access plenty of digital programs-some that I like, some that I don’t. But, students need more than practice on the computer. They need hands-on, guided lessons that provide authentic learning experiences. Since I’m responsible for my students’ math interventions, I ended up creating my […]

## Division Strategies

It’s important to spend time teaching or reviewing division strategies before moving on to multi-digit division. Most students are fairly confident and solid with multiplication concepts. But, many students need a little review of division strategies before moving into multi-digit division. I created a Conquering Division booklet that I used to guide our review of

## Combining Division Resources

With so many great resources available, it can be hard to pick and choose what works for your classroom. It can also be a challenge to determine how to incorporate all of your resources. In this series, I share my personal lesson plans to show how I integrate my math resources. I start each section

## Teaching Division Concepts

We know that teaching division concepts can be tricky and confusing for many students. When teaching 3rd grade, this was the unit when a large group of students would begin to fall behind. There are so many potential reasons for this struggle: lack of number sense, multiplication facts, and not having time to develop the

## Teaching Word Problems

It’s no secret that addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems present a considerable challenge to students. Students often rush through word problems and immediately try to find an answer, rather than thinking about the meaning of the problem. Students see a word problem and want to immediately grab the numbers and do something with

## Dividing With Area Models and Partial Quotient

Dividing with area models and partial quotient is a major part of fourth grade standards. Confession: when I first moved to fourth grade, I had no clue how to divide with an area model or partial quotient! After teaching it to myself, I hated it! Dividing with area models and partial quotient didn’t click for

## Division Escape Room Lesson

This Division Escape Room Lesson (you can find it here) is one of my favorite culminating activities to my 4th grade division unit. It incorporates so many skills and concepts into a fun and exciting format for students. I consider any lesson where students are so engaged and motivated that they don’t realize just how

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