Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Dividing Decimals Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.

Before the Movie

When you’re splitting a bill with friends, how do you figure out how much each person owes?


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:19: What is the number you are dividing called?

Timecode 1:23: Why does Tim suggest taking out the decimal before you divide?

Timecode 1:59: What is a quotient?

Timecode 2:43:  How can estimating help when dividing decimals?

Timecode 3:12:  What do you do when both the divisor and the dividend have a decimal?

Timecode 3:47:  When you move a decimal one place to the right how much are you multiplying by?


After the Movie

Why is it important to remember to put the decimal back in if you removed it  to divide?

What is one way knowing how to divide decimals can help you in real life (not just math class!)?


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.