In this 5th grade division unit, students will take their understanding to the next level by applying division skills with multi-digit numbers. Students will also begin to explore division with decimals and practice using estimation to check the reasonableness of their answers. Last, students will use their knowledge of the base ten number system to divide decimals by base ten exponents (i.e. .4 ➗ 104).
Encourage learners to discuss decimal point placement with division and apply their understanding of standard algorithm decimal division. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Dividing Decimals Dash.
Help students transition from a visual representation of dividing decimals to using the standard algorithm for dividing decimals by a whole number. Use this lesson on its own or as support for th lesson Diner Division.