CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
CCSS.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.
25- 30 minutes
📲 Technology Required
Computer or mobile device
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.
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
- 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.
For more instruction on division check out these two lessons:
These two videos, each about 1 minute in length, give more information on traditional Dakota buffalo hunts.