## Buffalo Hunts and Division

## Standard

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.5** Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

CCS**S.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.3.A** Read and write decimals to thousandths

**CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.4** Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.

*NOTE: Teachers who have not yet covered decimals in their class have an option within the lesson to only teach the first standard.*

## Time

25- 30 minutes

## Technology Required

Computer or mobile device

## Summary

Begin with a video on long division (optional) or a presentation on uses of division from the playground to the buffalo hunt. Watch a short video working long division problems. Finish with practicing long division in Making Camp Dakota. Short videos on Dakota buffalo hunt traditions and related math lessons are also linked.

## Lesson

### Video: Optional for Review

If your students need a review of the steps in long division, we recommend this six-minute video that uses the acronym HMS ↓ to teach students to :

- Ask How Many
- Multiply
- Subtract
- Bring down

### Presentation on Division and Buffalo Hunts

This Google slides presentation gives common factors in buffalo hunts across different tribes and explains how whether it is computing the number of hides a horse can carry or how long each group gets to play at recess, division is always useful.

NOTE: This presentation includes two slides that reference converting a fraction to a decimal. If you have not yet introduced this concept, those slides can be deleted.

### Video: Long Division by Guessing

### Play a Game – Making Camp Dakota

Select the Buffalo Icon (top left corner) in the first MATH screen to practice long division.

### Related Lessons

For more instruction on division check out these two lessons:

### Related videos

These two videos, each about 1 minute in length, give more information on traditional Dakota buffalo hunts.