Interpreting a Remainder

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of the process of interpreting a remainder:

- It refers to the meaning of any "remaining" amounts in terms of the divisor when dividing.
- It may require determination of a fractional part of the divisor.
- It sometimes can require a determination of reasonableness based on context. For example, would a fractional part of something be appropriate? Why or why not?

Example

There are 580 students going on a field trip next week. Each school bus can accommodate 75 students. How many school buses will be needed for the field trip?

Is it reasonable to have

Is it reasonable to have

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of a school bus? How many students would be without transportation if the school hired 7 buses?
Non-example

There are 580 students going on a field trip next week. Each school bus can accommodate 75 students. How many school buses will be needed for the field trip?

The school should order 7 r55 buses.

TEKS: 4(4)(H)