Grade Levels: 3-5, 4-6

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Multi-Digit Division, and supports the standard of finding whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display this image. Tell students there are 3,100 candies inside the jar.

Tell students you want to evenly split these 3,1000 candies into five bags. Ask:

• How could you represent this problem in pictures, numbers, or words?
• How can you use your representation to solve for how many candies would be in each bag?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Assign Multi-Digit 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 multi-digit 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 partitioning or an area model to  evenly share 1,236 books among three classroom libraries.
• Make-a-Map: Create a concept map sequencing the steps to solve for the quotient of 1,236 by three, using either partitioning or an area model.
• Creative Coding: Code a math problem that involves dividing a four-digit dividend by a one-digit divisor. Challenge a classmate to solve.

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### Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Filed as:  3-5, 4-6, BrainPOP, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3