# Long Division Lesson Plan: Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Long Division**, and supports the standard of finding whole-number quotients and remainders. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Prompt students to think of different strategies they use to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems. Ask students:

*What kinds of strategies do you use the most often? Why?**When might you need to use a division strategy?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read the description on the
**Long Division topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Assign **Long Division Challenge** and **Quiz**, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about long 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**: Produce a tutorial explaining how to use long division to evenly divide 3,241 beads among 3 necklaces. Identify the quotient and any remainder.**Make-a-Map**: Create a concept map sequencing the steps to solve for the quotient and remainder of 154 divided by 12 with long division.**Creative Coding**: Code a math problem involving division. Challenge a classmate to use long division to solve.

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**Agrinautica**: Structure mathematical expressions in various ways to build landscapes of planets in this learning game.

**Related BrainPOP Topics**: Deepen understanding of numbers and operations in base ten with these topics: **Multi-Digit Division** and **Multi-Digit Multiplication**.

**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.