If you are working on multi-digit division in your classroom, there are several very effective strategies for teaching this concept!
The box method - also known as the area method - is an effective alternative for traditional long division. It is a mental math-based approach in which a division equation is solved in manageable parts in order to find the final quotient. This is a fantastic way to lead students into the partial quotients strategy - a "must-teach" alternative for long division.
This resource is a fantastic supplement to those teachers currently using the Long Division Station in their classrooms. It can be used as extra practice for the Box Method level when students get to that point in the station.
This resource includes:
- detailed explanations and examples of the box method for division
- a link to a video explaining the box method
- a box method strategy poster to hang in the classroom for easy reference
- 24 task cards that will have students practicing the box method in a variety of different ways to enhance understanding
- recording sheets to keep students organized
- answer keys to make self-checking a breeze
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I taught 5th last year and it was a great way to give some extra practice for this concept. I am in 6th this year and will use it to review at the beginning of the year." Kristin E.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Shelley Grey is a complete genius in my opinion. Since following her blog my students gained a much better understanding of long division. This resource was extremely beneficial and I plan on using it for years to come." Mussel Squad
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "The "box method" was the preferred method of my students and I liked being able to use task cards with my lower group that already showed the problem set up that way. It really helped them." Elizabeth B.