# Division Lesson Plan: Number and Operations

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Division****, **and supports the standard of finding whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to 3-digit dividends. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Display an image of a pizza cut into 8 slices, like this one:

Ask students:* *

*How can 4 friends share this pizza equally?**This pizza is cut into 8 slices. What are other ways to divide the pizza so it can be shared equally by 4 people?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read aloud the description on the
**Division topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding. - Have students read one of the
**Related Reading**articles. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Students take the **Division Quiz**, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about division while practicing **essential literacy skills** with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

**Make-a-Movie**: Create a tutorial that answers this question:*How can you find the answers to 24 divided by 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8?*Write division sentences for each problem.**Make-a-Map**: Make a concept map defining the three elements, or parts, of a division problem. Include an example of a division problem and identify the three elements.**Creative Coding**: Code a math problem that involves division.

**More to Explore**

**Numbers and Operations Unit**: Continue to build understanding around number sense and operations with more BrainPOP topics.

**Teacher Support Resources:**

**Pause Point Overview****:**Video tutorial showing how Pause Points actively engage students to stop, think, and express ideas.**Learning Activities Modifications**: Strategies to meet ELL and other instructional and student needs.**Learning Activities Support**: Resources for best practices using BrainPOP.