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Thinking division: remainders: assessment

TLF ID L9924

Test your ability to turn a word problem into an equation with a remainder. Solve the equation without a calculator. For example, use a partitioning tool to help solve the equation 169รท4. Identify the remainder, which can be expressed as a whole number or a fraction. Choose which strategy you used to solve the problem. View and print a report of your results. This assessment object is the second in a series of two objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students write division equations with remainders from word problems.
• Students use partitioning strategies to solve division problems with a non-whole number answer.
• Students identify the strategy used to solve division problems.
Educational value
• Assesses student's ability to interpret mathematical word problems.
• Assesses student' ability to solve division problems.
• Includes structured support in the form of an interactive model for division.
• Caters for a range of abilities by presenting new problems based on student performance on previous problems.
• Randomises the construction of tasks, making the object reusable.
• Includes a printable report of the student's performance.
Year level

6; 7; 8

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Number
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Analysis;
• Modelling

Other details

Contributors
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Gill Thomas
• Organisation: Maths Technology Ltd
• URL: www.nzmaths.co.nz
• Educational validator
• Name: Gayl O'Connor
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
• Script writer
• Name: Rebecca Cox
• Organisation: CWA New Media
• URL: http://www.cwa.co.nz/
• Technical implementer
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
• Generic
Learning resource type
• Assessment resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
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• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
• Due to the use of rich media content, this object may display incorrectly when viewed on a dedicated 64kbps connection.
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.