## Lesson: Division

Introducing the Concept

As with addition, subtraction, and multiplication, students progress in division by learning algorithms that allow them to perform operations beyond basic facts. After students learn the basic division facts and the concept of division, it is time to introduce algorithms that will allow them to divide larger numbers. It is important to show students that there is a need to learn how to use algorithms to divide larger numbers.

**Materials:** overhead base-ten blocks, overhead projector, base-ten blocks for students

**Preparation:** Be sure to provide at least one set of base-ten blocks for each pair of students.

**Prerequisite Skills and Concepts:** Students should know the basic division facts and be at least familiar with base-ten blocks. Introduce students to the vocabulary *dividend,* *divisor,* and *quotient *prior to the lesson.