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.
- 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