1 Hook/Attention Getter
Explain to the class: "The holidays are upon us. Very soon we'll be heading home for a few weeks. Before we can leave for the holidays, we have a problem to solve. Mr. Davis informed us that each fourth grade classroom is to receive some new cool seats: tall wobbly stools. He wants each class to have the same number of stools. If the school received a donation of 107 stools, how many stools will each class receive?"
Students can work on their whiteboards or notebook paper to solve the problem.
2 Guided Practice
As a review, allow the students to watch the two videos to see the difference in ways of solving long division problems.
Watch the videos.
3 Independent Practice
Tell the students that they'll be able to use either method to solve long division problems. They can use whiteboards (or paper/pencil if you want them to turn in the work) to solve the problems.
The Division Millionaire game is a great solo-play game. The Jeopardy Labs game can be played with teams.
Students will be able to use these games to play individually or with a partner (in the jeopardy game) to practice their long division problem-solving.
4 Wrap Up
Explain to the students that solving long division problems can be very exact, such as problems that have no remainders. But when remainders are involved, you may need to think about how to handle that remainder.
Often it takes thinking it through to see how to solve the problem.
As homework (or additional instruction), try the division word problems with remainders game. It will also give them additional practice before the quiz/test.
Students will practice the division with remainders game as homework.