Lesson Plan: Dividing Decimals: Whole Number Quotients Mathematics • 5th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use models to divide decimals by decimals when the result is a whole number.


Students will be able to

  • divide decimals by decimals when the quotient is a whole number by using models to make equal groups,
  • divide numbers expressed in tenths by tenths,
  • divide numbers expressed in hundredths by hundredths.


Students should already be familiar with

  • multiplication facts up to 12×12 and related division facts,
  • dividing decimal numbers by one-digit and two-digit whole numbers,
  • using drawings and models to represent division problems.


Students will not cover

  • dividing decimal numbers with more than two decimal places,
  • quotients greater than 12.

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