Education Technology

Recurring Remainders

Updated on 03/15/2016

Activity Overview

Students will use the calculator to investigate the patterns formed by remainders in whole-number division.


 Students will explore the following concepts in this activity:

  • whole numbers
  • division

About the Lesson

Distribute the student activity page to the class. Have students discuss the possible remainders that can occur when dividing by seven. Ask students: Does any one remainder occur more often than any other? Explain your reasoning.

On the activity sheet, have students make a key by choosing a different color to identify each possible remainder, including zero. Students will look for patterns and observe the data.