Division as an Unknown Factor for 3rd Grade Math - Raven Cruz

Division as an Unknown Factor for 3rd Grade Math

For students to understand division as an unknown factor, they must first understand the factors and product that correspond with the factors and quotient. For example,

for a student to be able to solve:

45 ÷ 9

they should first understand that:

9 × 5 = 45

There are two ways that I like to teach division as an unknown factor; arrays and fact families.


Division task cards for 3rd grade math.

Using Arrays and Division as an Unknown Factor

Arrays are a multiplication and division strategy that help students visualize and develop a stronger sense of multiplication and division. Also, arrays are useful to help students represent their thinking with manipulatives like counters, cubes, etc...

Division task cards for 3rd grade math.

Fact Families and Division as an Unknown Factor

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3rd Grade Math Centers and Rotations

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Division task cards for 3rd grade math.
Division task cards for 3rd grade math.

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