# Write a division word problem and explain how to solve it by acting it out

Introduction 15 minutes You already know how to write and solve addition, subtraction, and multiplication stories. Today you will be learning to write and solve division stories! Which set of standards are you looking for? Class set of Word Problems: Division Class set of scrap paper Chart paper Class set of Division: Division Word Problems optional Key terms division key terms Learning objectives Students will be able to identify key division terms in word problems to help solve long division problems with one-digit divisors.

Introduction 5 minutes Write the following problem on the board and ask students to solve the problem in pairs: They split the amount equally between each other. How much money did each friend pay for the camp? Highlight the question they answered, the equations they used, and the important information and keywords as you jot down notes from their explanations on the board.

Ask for competing ideas from students and have students turn and talk to their partners about what they think they'll learn today. Model finding the correct answer to the problem. Tell students today they'll review how to solve long division word problems and make a list of keywords that indicate they need to divide to solve the problems.

Write the following word problem on the board: The buyers all bought the same number of boxes. How many boxes did each store purchase? Explain to students how the key terms lead you to believe you needed to divide and draw a picture or use manipulatives to practice the vocabulary and model the calculations. Ask students to share some of the key terms that let them know they need to divide to solve the problem i.

Refer to the key terms in the introduction problem as well. Distribute scrap paper and ask students to take notes on the division key terms that let them know they need to divide and show their equations on the board.

Allow students to complete at least 6 problems together and brainstorm their processes with their partners. Make sure each partner completes every problem on their paper. Refer to the Division Key Terms chart paper and ask students to share new words to add to the list.

Correct misconceptions and ask follow-up questions as necessary. Independent working time 10 minutes Distribute the Word Problems: Allow students to complete the problems on their own. Ask students to compare their answers with partners and adjust them as necessary.

Ask them to explain to each other why they think their answers are correct. Pre-teach key terms and ideas surrounding standard division before they tackle long division. Then ask students to compare the two types of division to understand the processes better.

Allow students to complete lesson problems and compare answers with partners. Ask them to explain their process to their partner to show understanding. Pair students with a sympathetic partner that can explain how to solve a problem. Challenge students to solve problems that have two-digit divisors see optional materials.

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Allow them to explain their process to the class and answer student questions about the word problems. Challenge them to use the key terms for one problem and exclude the key terms for another problem. Then, ask them which problem was easier to write. Assessment 6 minutes Write the following word problem on the board: Mejia has 48 mini marshmallows.

She wants to split half equally between groups. How many marshmallows will each group receive? Ask students to solve the problem showing all their work and writing the key terms on their paper. Review and closing 4 minutes Display the chart paper with the division key words. Ask students to add onto the list based on the worksheet and exercise activities.Apr 15,  · Tell students that sometimes when we read a word problem, it can be hard to figure out how to start the problem.

But drawing a model can help organize the information from the word problem and make it easier to solve. Write a simple word problem on the board (i.e. Hannah runs three miles every day.

Modeling Multiplication Word Problems.4/5(1). Encourage students along every step of the learning journeyK Math & English · Standards-based Learning · Adaptive & IndividualizedCourses: Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Spanish. Write a division word problem and explain how to solve it by acting it out.

Ask for details ; Follow Report 01/18/ Log in to I know the answer i can't explain it bye Log in to. Video: Writing & Solving Division Word Problems with One Variable After watching this video lesson, you should be able to solve word problems that involve the division operator.

Learn how to write your math problem using an algebraic expression and then solve it. This story problem can require both multiplication and division to solve, especially for young learners.

Solve the problem yourself to make sure you know the correct answer. For problem 1, divide 2, by 22 to get ; Glenda earned \$ each day.