Common Core Instruction: Exploring Dividing Decimals to the Hundredths
This Mathematics Common Core lesson features fifth grade students from LP Quinn Elementary School in Tupper Lake, NY. The lesson focuses on Math Standard NBT.7 Divide decimals by single-digit whole numbers involving easily identifiable multiples using place value understanding and relate to a written method. Students explore dividing decimals to the hundredths in small groups using a carousel protocol and persevere through challenging problem solving. The teacher, Michelle Kendall, facilitates the small group discussions and allows students to think deeply and draw conclusions together.