“Hangman” division

25 Oct

I greatly prefer to have student conceptualize math concepts, rather than simply learn tricks that’ll give them the right answer without knowing why. One of those things that is like music to my ears is that “ah-ha” when something makes sense or all of a sudden the big picture has been grasped.

One of the trickiest things for students because it can be very hard to conceptualize is division, and often the long division technique means little more to students than a method to get the answer at the end of the problem. The technique they learned today makes the process is a little easier do and a little easier to understand, and really helps those who aren’t completely familiar with their math facts.

Take a look at what we did together. They had fun.

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