Education Technology

Number Sense

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students learn to represent the quotient in different formats. They use the calculator as a visual model to understand the relationship between the remainder and a fraction.

Before the Activity

  • Set up the calculator as explained in the appendix file
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print the pages from the attached PDF file for the class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to the class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Determine the number of tables required to seat 308 guests, if each table seats 8 guests
  • Divide 308 by 8 and observe the answer on the calculator
  • Use the fraction key to get the answer as a fraction
  • Use the decimal key to get answers in decimal format
  • Note the quotient and remainder in both answer formats
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary