Dividing Decimals - Visual Models Included - Digital & Printable

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Use visual models along with the standard algorithm to quickly and effectively teach your students how to divide decimals with this comprehensive printable and digital resource pack.

With 6 mini-lessons, (5 using the standard algorithm, and one with visual models) you will have plenty of resources to teach your student how to solve every type of decimal division problem.  

Using visual models, students will have a more hands-on approach to “see” what it looks like when dividing decimals using tenths and hundredths in addition to the various types of problems with the standard algorithm.  It’s great for kinesthetic learners as well as students that may struggle with memorizing algorithms.

This resource is complete, comprehensive, and easy to follow with a clear format.  It is low-prep, easy to assign to a sub, and contains engaging printable activities and digital versions for use with Google Classroom.  If your students are struggling conceptually, this resource is for you!

Standards Included:  5.NBT.7

This resource is also part of my 5th Grade Math Year-Long Curriculum Bundle.

Download the preview file to see more details.

How Can You Use This?

Introduce each skill with the detailed set of notes and sample problems.  I suggest doing this in a whole group setting and displaying the PDF or pulling the slides up on a Smartboard if you’re in person or share the screen online if you’re teaching virtually.  

Gradually release students to practice independently using the practice pages or slides activities.  The printable version has 2 practice pages and 2 homework pages, which can also be used in the classroom for additional practice.  The digital version uses the homework activities as additional practice.

When all skills have been taught, provide additional practice and review using the set of printable or digital task cards, then assess with the final quiz when you feel students are ready.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  I don't even know how to say thank you enough! This was a perfect unit! I teach 5th grade math to students with learning difficulties and the models and lessons were spot on! THANK YOU!!!  - Terri M 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  This resource is wonderful to help students understand how to divide decimals.  The models can be difficult for students but this resource helps them understand this skill and also move into using the standard algorithm.  - Angela P 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  This didn't disappoint! I have used your material for adding, subtracting, and multiplying decimals and it was great, very user friendly! This was just the same, this is a great source to help reinforce classroom instruction.  - Bree N.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Easy to use resource with specific directions, visual models, and many practice opportunities.  - Maya D.

What You Get

The 6 Mini-Lessons Included:  

  • Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers
  • Dividing Whole Numbers by Decimals
  • Dividing Decimals by Decimals (with the same # of decimal places in the dividend and divisor)
  • Dividing Decimals by Decimals (with a different # of decimal places in the dividend and divisor)
  • Dividing Decimals by Decimals in which you have to annex a zero in the dividend
  • Dividing Decimals by Decimals using a visual model

What You’ll Get in EACH of the 3 mini-lessons:  

  • Detailed Notes
  • Sample Problems
  • 2 practice pages 
  • 2 Homework Pages (These are practice activities in the digital version)
  • Exit Tickets (2-4 *The amount varies depending on the mini-lesson*)

You’ll Also Get:  

  • 16 Task Cards (review)
  • Quiz (assessment)

***All Digital activities are in Google Slides and Google Forms***

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