### Summary

In this lesson, students will use questions, a book, and their favorite foods to explore multi-digit division with tools and strategies they already know. Students will also practice making conjectures (or reasonable estimated solutions). After students find a solution to the main problem, the teacher will use the students' strategies to facilitate a discussion that connects to and teaches a lesson on partial quotients.

### Essential Question(s)

How are partial quotients similar to or different from partial products? How can partial products help us better understand and use partial quotients?

### Snapshot

**Engage**

Students use Andrea Menotti's *How Many Jelly Beans?* to review rounding large numbers and multiplying those numbers to find approximate solutions.

**Explore**

Students work in small groups to estimate a solution to a multi-digit division problem. Then they find the exact solution.

**Explain**

Students share their groups' strategies and solutions. The class connects those strategies to division with partial quotients.

**Extend**

Students extend multi-digit division with partial quotients to problems where a quotient may contain a remainder.

**Evaluate**

Students answer questions to apply and reflect on their personal understanding of partial quotients.

### Materials

*How Many Jelly Beans?*by Andrea MenottiPaper and pencil

### Engage

Begin by reading *How Many Jelly Beans?* by Andrea Menotti. Read to the page where the brother says, "In a whole year I could eat A THOUSAND JELLY BEANS!" and stop before the sister gives the answer. Ask students to use a Think-Pair-Share strategy and estimate how many jelly beans would be eaten per day.