TI-AIE: Using real-life contexts: the formal division algorithm

What this unit is about

In this unit you will learn about introducing your students to the division algorithm through contexts that they are familiar with. You will also consider how students can express the division algorithm for themselves, giving it real meaning rather than just being an abstract idea.

Through activities you will think about developing your students’ ability to work together to understand quite complex ideas, sharing out the work so that more ideas can be explored and more connections understood. You will also think about how helping the students visualise what is going on can help them to be able to use mathematical ideas with greater control.

What you can learn in this unit