Unit Name: Strategies for Division
Common Core State Standards:
4.NBT.6 Find 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. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular
arrays, and/or area models.
• inverse operation
• area model
• expanded notation
• algebraic notation
In this unit, students will apply their understanding of place value to help them explore multiple groups or
division. Students will utilize their knowledge of base ten and groups of numbers within another number
to help them solve for multi-digit division. This will be the students’ first exposure to remainders.
Students will be asked to reason with remainders and make connections to prime and composite numbers.
Students will solve multi-digit division problems with the use of various strategies listed below. Students
will not be required to use the standard algorithm until 5th grade.
Students will build on their understanding of addition and subtraction by using place value strategies to
make sense of the standard algorithms. They are expected to use a variety of models to support their
reasoning about numbers.
• Rectangular Section/Arrays
• Base Ten blocks
• Expanded notation
• Algebraic notation
Video support can be found on The WCPSS Academics YouTube Channel.
Video support can be found on LearnZillion.
o ES 4 Math Division with Area Model
o ES 4 Math Division with Area Model 2
o ES 4 Math Division with Expanded Notation
o ES 4 Math Division with Base Ten
o Solve Division Problems: using array
Mrs. Ana Rhyne
I teach 4th grade math and science at Weatherstone Elementary School. I graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Spanish and K-6 licensure.