## Thursday, November 1, 2012

### Division Strategies Anchor Chart

Geez, Louise...what a week it's been.  Between rough weather, our Awards Ceremony for the 1st nine week period, Halloween, AND a full moon - I feel like I've been beat!

But we've been truckin' on and division strategies has been one of our focuses during Math.  Here's a mini-lesson I did with the kids.

I gave them the problem 27 ÷ 9 = ___.  We discussed three different strategies they could use to solve the problem.

1.  Repeated Subtraction
2.  Fact Family
3.  Draw a Picture

So many of the kids were able to find a strategy they liked best!  I'm excited for them to continue to put more "tools" in their "math tool belts."  After the lesson, I created this anchor chart of the strategies so the kids could always refer back to them.

What other division strategies do you use?

1. Hi, Dana! I mostly use partial quotient. It is a very forgiving strategy that allows the students to find part of the quotient each time. Have you ever used this?

Terri
The Creative Apple

1. Love partial quotients, Terri! We're just starting out with division, but I will definitely show them this strategy a little later on in the process. :)

2. Thanks, Dana! I just told my kids today that I had not decided on an anchor chart yet for our new chapter -- this is perfect!

Julie
Math is Elementary

1. SO glad you can use it, Julie!

3. This is great Dana! I love all of the information you share!!

Misty
Think, Wonder, & Teach

1. Aww, Misty! Thanks!

4. Thanks for sharing your anchor chart! It is a reat visual for the students. Love stopping by your blog, alwasy great information : )
Kathie The Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher

5. Love the posters!! I have also taught my students model drawing! The unit bar equals the dividend and then divide the bar into the groups/divisor. We then talk about what is missing. It really has helped my special Ed students see a snapshot of what is really happening in the story problem. It also shows PART-PART WHOLE

6. I love the anchor charts as well! I love teaching my students Model Drawing. I teach them to draw the unit bar and that equals the dividend. Sometimes that is known or unknown. Then divide the unit bar into the equal groups (divisor) and finally the quotient is the number in each group. By model drawing every problem it allows my students to see what the problem really means. It has helped them tremendously!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! If you found something useful or interesting, please leave me a comment! I would love to hear from you!

Thanks,
Dana @ 3rd Grade Gridiron