TeachTransform’s 4th Grade Division teaches the why behind long division so students can reason their way through the process on their own. The activities also teach the meaning behind remainders so that students answer the question that the problem is actually asking.
Because division is such a fun topic (NOT), this book doubles down on building, drawing, and contexts that appeal to 4th graders without losing the depth and complexity of division. Students problem solve with Elena Danger and her combining and splitting machines and they correct mistakes with Lucy Dynamic in the Magician’s Castle. These high interest contexts engage students so that division isn’t so scary (and may actually be fun)!
4th Grade Division includes activities for the whole class, small groups, centers, intervention, and guided math that build the academic language of the operations.
Each activity includes:
- Setting Up for Instruction
- How-To Guide with full teacher directions including questions
- Thought Extender Questions to help students get ‘unstuck’ and focus on the math concepts
- Answer Key
- Content explanations to deepen teacher understanding of fraction concepts
- Instruction extras to support implementation of instructional strategies
Tutoring & Intervention
4th Grade Division activities can be used for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction in 3rd grade. The activities can also be used to catch 5th graders up and fill in gaps without loss of rigor or time. For example, for 5th graders struggling to understand the process of multi-digit division, use Group It 3 or Soccer Camp. For students who need more practice, use Our Solar System or Dastardly Division.
Instructional Alignment from Grades 3–5
Not only is the content aligned among the grades, but the instructional strategies are too. For students who are “growing up” with TeachTransform’s instructional materials, you can expect them, with a little prompting, to give an answer that includes a why, to use sentences to explain their thinking, to question each other in small groups. This lightens the instructional and cognitive load in each grade and leads to mastery.