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  • Rebuilding Division Understanding

    Posted by Sean Breen on April 20, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Over the course of this school year it has become painfully clear that my 6ers do not have any grasp of division…either as a concept or a procedure. This lack of understanding has impacted almost everything in the 6th grade curriculum. I am thinking of shutting everything down to just rebuild their understanding of division from the ground up. Thoughts?

    Kyle Pearce replied 1 year, 10 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Kyle Pearce

    April 21, 2021 at 6:32 am

    Thanks for bringing this up, Sean! We had a great time discussing in last nights Q and A call!

    We will get the reply up for folks ASAP!

    What are your plans moving forward after that chat?

  • Christy Manuel

    May 26, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Hi Sean. I teach grade 6 as well. I agree that conceptually and procedurally the students are weak in this area.

    I have had some success in teaching stacked division.

    • Kyle Pearce

      May 27, 2021 at 6:58 am

      Be sure to check out the division units in our problem based lessons section:

      Lots of developmentally sound ways to introduce and extend division to connect to other areas such as proportional reasoning.