Lesson 4 Division Situations
Let’s solve and represent division problems.
Warm-up Number Talk: Division
Find the value of each expression mentally.
Activity 1 Pounds of Blueberries
Complete the missing parts of the table. Be prepared to explain your thinking.
Six students share
4 pounds of blueberries.
How many pounds of blueberries did each student get?
Discuss both your solutions with your group. What is the same? What is different?
Activity 2 Grams of Gold
A group of 3 friends spent the afternoon panning for gold. They shared the gold equally. If each friend got
grams of gold, how much gold did they collect together? Explain or show your reasoning.
A group of friends spent the afternoon panning for gold. They shared the gold equally. If they collected 5 grams of gold together and each friend got
grams of gold after they shared it, how many friends shared the gold? Explain or show your reasoning.
Describe a situation that the diagram could represent.
Write an equation that represents the diagram and the situation.