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Multi-Digit by Double-Digit Long Division

5th Grade • 1 Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Description

Whew! We know that 5th graders need a lot of practice explaining how they solved a long division problem.  It is in the explanation that we can “see” what they truly understand about place value.  In this lesson your students will:

  • Collaborate with peers to practice the “language” of math in strategic and purposeful partnerships and take “math” notes
  • Practice finding whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors
  • Use strategies based on mental models, equations, rectangular arrays, properties of operations, and/or area models to solve problems
  • Demonstrate what they understand of long division using the  standard algorithm
  • Complete an “exit ticket” to help drive your next instructional steps