Division with manipulatives using the Mortensen Method
Consider the example 72/5=
All we do in math is count.
See all numbers as rectangles.
The answer is always a number,
therefore every operation is building a rectangle.
Get out the blocks totaling 72. Say, 7 ten bars and 2 units.
Reshape it as a rectangle with an over dimension of 5.
We can build the rectangle over 5 and down 14 as shown, but with 2 remainder.
Do the notation.
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Teacher's Handbook for Teaching Math with Manipulatives
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Table of Contents
The Premise P.1
The FiveMinute Overview of the Method P.8
Key Phrases in Mortensen Math
Very Brief Summary of the Method
Psychological Principles at Work
Introduction  cont'd
Create a MathRich Environment
The Teacher's Role & Student SelfEsteem
Six Key Ideas from Jerry Mortensen
Appendices:
Section One  Counting P.46
Section Two  Addition
Section Three  Subtraction
Section Four  Multiplication
Section Five  Division
Section Six  Fractions
Section Seven  Algebra
Section Eight  Solving Equations
Section Nine  Functions & Relations
Section Ten  Story Problems
Section Eleven  Mortensen Math Program & Materials P.240
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