Instructional Activity# Using the Partial Quotients Method to Calculate Quotients

Lesson 9. Unit 5. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 9, Unit 5, Grade 6. Here, students continue to find quotients of whole numbers by thinking about equal-size groups and place value. They learn that, in addition to using base-ten diagrams, they can also form equal-size groups using only numbers and by thinking in terms of partial quotients. Just as they had used diagrams to place base-ten units-first hundreds, then tens, and then ones-into equal groups until all units are placed, they can distribute base-ten units of a number into equal groups until all of the units are placed.