What were they thinking? Billy Bob, Marybelle, and Bubba were bragging about their superior math understanding of division. They each decided to take division problems and show how they could be solved in different ways. Billy Bob said he could use the place value blocks to represent 324 divided by 4. 1. Use the place value blocks to do the same and prove that you are as bodacious as Billy Bob. 2. Record a piece of knowledge about division which this activity points out. 3. Show me your representation when you have finished. Marybelle just loves to decompose numbers to find easy numbers to use. Marybelle said that by breaking numbers apart she can mentally solve the following problems. 369 divided by 3 408 divided by 4 126 divided by 2 132 divided by 12 1. 2. 3. 4. Be as marvelous as Marybelle and do the same. Record each step in your strategy. Be ready to explain why you chose those steps. Record a piece of knowledge about division which this activity points out. Bubba digs multiplying. He says he can solve any division problem using multiplication even if it takes him a few tries before he has the final answer. He proceeded to show off superior multiplying skills on the following division problems. 486 divided by 9 161 divided by 7 350 divided by 14 1. Be as brainy as Bubba and do the same. 2. Show each multiplication equation you used. 3. Record a piece of knowledge about division which this activity points out.