Division with Remainders

Grade 4, Grade 5

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Math & Movement

Activity Instructions

Give students a dividend that will have a remainder when divided by eight. Have them find and stand on the dividend on the mat. Have them jump and count the number of spaces it takes to reach the next lowest multiple of eight. The number of spaces is the remainder number. Have them hold it up on their fingers. Then, have them follow the procedure for dividing while keeping the initial “remainder” number on their fingers.

Example: Give them the number 42. They will find and stand on 42 and take two jumps to land on 40. Holding 2 on their fingers, they then jump the multiples to zero, counting how many jumps it takes out loud. When they get to zero, they recite, “Forty-two divided by eight is five remainder two.”

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