How to Teach Division Meanings to Fourth Grade Students

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Teaching division meanings to fourth grade students will require them to think of it like sharing. Teach students division meanings when they're in fourth grade with help from a professional private tutor in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Rachel, and today we're going to be going over how to teach division meanings to fourth grade students. I like to think of division as sharing. Dividing something in to equal parts. So let's use an example like a pizza. That's always fun. You can even order a pizza and give it to them so that they can actually see the division, visualize it. But if not then you can just draw a pizza and you can say maybe you had 15 pieces in the pizza. And you can separate the students in to groups like groups of five. So if they have five students and they want to share that those 15 pieces equally, how many do they each get. Well five in to 15, they're each going to get three pieces of pizza. Then you can have them have an uneven amount. Like say they have 16 and they're in groups of five. Well then it doesn't go in evenly, right. They're still going to each get three pieces, but when you subtract 15 there's going to be one remaining. So they're going to have a remainder of one. So this is a great example, a fun activity that they can do. You can also use cake, something like that or you can have a group of something like a group of cookies and divide those and sometimes they will be a remainder and sometimes it will divide evenly. I'm Rachel and thanks for learning with us today.


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