Instructional Activity# Dividing Powers of Ten

Lesson 4. Unit 7. Grade 8 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 4, Unit 7, Grade 8. Explore division of powers of 10 to derive the given rule. At this point, students will only be working in cases where n > m and will later extend the rule to include n = m. The case of n < m is left for the next lesson. These problems are also meant to underscore the connection between fractions and division, and students should be expected to use both fractions and division interchangeably as they work.