The Curriculum of the Steiner School - Class 5

Notes and Lesson Plans

Long Division
updated April 14, 2020

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Long Division
for Class 5

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This page has helpful links and LOADS of free resources to help you plan your fifth grade year. Enjoy!


Grade 5 is when Standard Long Division is taught (in Jamie York's progression of skills).

Making Math Meaningful: A Source Book for Teaching Math in Grades One Through Five

Suggested Activities

As we have incorporated a LOT of Montessori math materials into the hands-on practice of math concepts in the classroom, my students are extremely familiar with Division (as well as Decurian Division with a 2 digit divisor and Centurian Division with a 3 digit divisor) using the Stamp Game.

When it was time for Standard Long Division, I used

I introduced this new skill by first doing problems #1-4 one at a time with the Stamp Game and then on paper. Then we did problem #5 only on paper. I left problem #6 for students as a challenge!

Practice Makes Progress!!!!!

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