Lesson 5

Write Division Expressions

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to write division expressions to represent division situations and solve “how many groups?” and “how many in each group?” problems.

Lesson Narrative

Students sort division situations for whether the number of groups is unknown or the number of objects in each group is unknown and write division expressions to represent each situation (MP2). Students then have a chance to use the representations they have learned in this section to solve division problems.

  • Engagement
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Solve “how many groups?” and “how many in each group?” problems.
  • Write division expressions to represent division situations.

Student Facing

  • Let’s write division expressions and solve “how many groups?” and “how many in each group?” problems.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Card Sort: All About Bugs

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Create a set of cards from the blackline master for each group of 2.

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

How have students’ strategies for solving division problems evolved from the first lesson in this unit?

Suggested Centers

  • Capture Squares (1–3), Stage 6: Multiply with 1–5 (Supporting)
  • Five in a Row: Multiplication (3–5), Stage 2: Factors 1–9 (Supporting)

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