# Remainders Lesson Plan: Numbers in Base Ten

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Remainders**. It supports the standard of finding whole-number quotients and remainders using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Prompt students to think of real-life situations involving division, like breaking up a class into equal groups for a school project, or sharing a pizza evenly. Ask:

*What might happen in each real-life scenario if there were a remainder?**Why do you need to treat remainders differently depending on the context?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

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

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Assign **Remainders 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 remainders 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 cooking show where you have baking sheets that hold eight cookies each. Explain how many baking sheets are required to bake 45 cookies.**Make-a-Map**: Create a concept map comparing and contrasting scenarios in which a remainder is dropped, rounded up, or made into a fraction. Identify one example of each situation.**Creative Coding**: Code a sorting game challenging players to determine whether a remainder in different scenarios should be dropped, rounded up, or made into a fraction.

**More to Explore **

**Related BrainPOP Topics**: Deepen understanding of numbers and operations in base ten with these topics: **Long Division**,** Multi-Digit Division**, **Multi-Step Word Problems**, 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.