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Division: Whole Number Quotients as Equal Shares

3rd Grade • 1 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Description

Teaching 3rd graders how to “explain” their thinking when it comes to fractions can be complicated.  ?   In this lesson your students will have multiple opportunities to practice explaining and visualizing the “why” of fractions.  They will:

  • Work in collaborative partnerships
  • Practice key math vocabulary
  • Interpret whole number quotients as a number partitioned into equal shares
  • Use real world examples to solve division problems
  • Demonstrate their understanding of partitioning whole numbers into equal shares using pictorial representations
  • Explain their understanding using an exit ticket to help inform your next instructional steps