Students learn how to perform division with decimal numbers using the box method. Less able students use a timetables grid to help with arithmetic. More able find missing lengths when given the area or volume of a shape.
The start of the lesson is used to recap multiplication. Later, students are taught how to divide with decimal numbers without a remainder. Throughout the lesson students are encouraged to estimate solutions. In the plenary, students find the mean average of five decimal numbers.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
- All students should be able to divide an integer by a single digit.
- Most students should be able to use the box method to divide with decimals without leaving remainders.
- Some students should be able to use significant figures to approximate division.