Demystifying Division

  • Student Explorations in Mathematics

  • Demystifying Division

    Do your students struggle with division? Many students have misunderstandings about division that relate to its definition. This exploration takes division from its definition and integer division through factoring and algebraic division using manipulatives and a variation on the standard division algorithm. It also links division, as well as factoring with integers, to algebra. This is an opportunity for students at all levels to strengthen their understanding of division and for upper-level students to explore polynomial division.

    Note: With this this issue we introduce the fully customizable Student Edition. As always, the Teacher Edition develops the exploration across grades 5-10. Now teachers can add or delete questions to tailor the exploration to student needs.