I’m popping in today to share some long division activities and anchor charts that have been sitting since December just waiting to be posted. 🙂 Time slips away, doesn’t it?
We started out our division unit by making this little chart in our notebooks. We needed a quick way to review division and get into the division mindset! This is a picture of my teacher notebook that I projected using the document camera while the students made their own version in their notebooks.
We spent several days working on basic division and making sure they were solid on that. I also spent copious amounts of time talking about how multiplication relates to division… they needed that frame of mind to get ready for long division. Oh, long division. It’s a doozy, that’s for sure!
Here is a peek at my teacher notebook (again, I create it with them as they take notes in their notebooks. I didn’t pull out any fun foldables for this one because it is such a tough concept I wanted them really focusing on the concept. You can also see the anchor chart I made to replicate the notebook page. This hangs in the classroom for reference.
We spent as much time as we possibly could on division, primarily working in math workshop groups so that I could work on reteaching and enriching in small groups. I usually have three stations for my math workshop model: Task Cards and/or Games, Independent Work, and Meet With Teacher. We did two really fun activities during independent work… the students BEGGED to keep working on that station time and time again! The first one we worked on was my Movie Marathon Division Project. This one gives them so much division practice that is all real-world and incredibly engaging, if I do say so myself. In the past, I have also sent this home as an at-home project or used it as an assessment.