4.NBT.B.6 Lesson with Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) Theme

Author: Nathan Johnson

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This grade 4 lesson brings Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) themes into the classroom through finding  whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division and illustrating and explaining the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models (4.NBT.B.6). This task was adapted from Graham Fletcher's Three Act Tasks and utilizes the lesson planning template from Stride 3: A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Creating Conditions to Thrive.

Additional Features

  • Maximizes the time students are engaged in discourse about math content
  • Includes opportunities for small- and whole-group learning
  • Promotes student agency by establishing the teacher as a facilitator and setting up students to do most of the talking
  • Multiple pathways to solving problems
  • Deepens student understanding of whole-number quotients and division scenarios
  • Integrated connections between SEAD themes and the mathematics of the lesson

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