We've started wading our way through long division-a little earlier than I like, but I'm 'following' the program (Math in Focus-this is our first year with it!)
One thing I do like about it is how I'm teaching them long division to start with-with my favorite tool from MiF-the place value chips!
So far, we are three days into it.
The first day, we talked about what division was, and I modeled it on the board with the e-tools.
The next day, we sat in a circle-in clock partners- and we worked through the problems together.
On our third day, they worked in clock partners again, but no help from me.
Next up-doing it without the place value chips! I know some kids are ready for it-but it can still be a little nerve wracking!
When do you teach long division?
Smiles and Sunshine,