We began our journey with LONG division today. We will be dividing 4-digit dividends by 2-digit divisors. We started by creating a division word web that showcases prior knowledge of division (I was trying to prove that they have worked with this before!):
This took a majority of the class time, so we were just able to begin working with estimating with division. I focused on using compatible numbers:
What I like about estimating with compatible numbers is that the estimation gives us a reasonable idea of the answer to the actual problem. So as we worked together to solve the problem (this is the first day, after all). We used our estimation as a guide to the division. By the end of class, nerves were calming down!
We will be working with this topic again tomorrow!!!