As an introduction to division, the story The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins provides a creative and fun way for the students to relate multiplication and division.
Objective: Divide using a related multiplication fact
Pre-Reading: Have the students brainstorm their ideas about division for about 2 minutes, share some ideas.
Book Talk: The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins – Read aloud, think aloud with the story asking how many cookies on the title page, as the story beings discuss what is happening each time. Have the students make predictions as the doorbell rings throughout the story.