As I previously blogged about, we've had some disagreements about math.
Today was day 1 of division in my classroom and it went really well. They really liked using manipulatives and working together. We went over the vocabulary for the unit (dividend, divisor, quotient, remainder). They worked on problems and generated their own strategies.
It was nice to see them struggle and problem solve. I did have to talk to a few students who immediately saw the connection between multiples and division. I pulled them into the hallway and shared that they need to observe, letting others make their own discoveries to take ownership.
I was pleased to hear how well the lesson went in other classrooms as well!
I think my students' favorite part was when I told them they could write on their desks with the expo marker.