I can see you have been doing some fantastic learning about division (sharing into equal groups) and this week I'd like you to challenge yourself even more.
It is important to remember that when we divide, we must share into equal groups, which means each group must have the same.
Today I'd like you to use your amazing learning from last week and practise sharing into equal groups.
Ask an adult to help you collect some simple objects, such as pens, pencils, counters or dried pasta (you should keep these somewhere to help with the rest of the activities.)
I'd like you to choose a number of your objects and see if you can find a way to share them into equal groups.
Here's an example
I have chosen 6 sweets.
I can share them into 2 equal groups of 3.
I can also share them into 3 equal groups of 2.
When you have had a go at this, change the total number of objects and have another go. Just have fun practising this today and see how many ways you can share different amounts.
(Adults, this is to really help embed their understanding of sharing equally by using concrete objects, before we move on to pictorial and abstract representations.)
How many ping pong balls can you count?
Could you draw an array to show equal groups of 5? Can you think another way to show me equal groups of 5?
If a box can hold 5 balls, how many boxes would you need for 10 balls?
What about 15? And now 20? Can you see a pattern?
Now lets change the number. I'd like you to collect 12 objects from your house. You could use the same ones as yesterday.
Can you share your objects into equal groups.
Can you put it in a sentence? You could tell an adult or record it like this:
I can share 12 pens into ___ equal groups of __.
How many more ways can you find to share your objects into equal groups?
Each time you find a new way, tell an adult or write it down, using the sentence above.
Today we are going to use number lines to help us with division.
Here are 30 ping pong balls
Can you sort them into equal groups of 5? (Use your own objects at home to help you with your learning.)
How many equal groups have you shared the balls into?
Now I'd like you to show that using a number line
We start at 30, as that is how many balls we have. We are sharing them into equal groups of 5. Can you show that in one single jump on your number line?
How many times can you do that until you reach 0?
Can you put that into a sentence? There are __ equal groups of __.
Use the number line below to have another go.
This time I want you to share 20 sweets into groups of 4. How many groups of 4 sweets would you have? Remember to start at 20 and jump backwards.
Can you put it into a sentence?
What if you share 20 sweets into groups of 2. How many groups of 2 sweets would you have?
Can you put it into a sentence?
Can you see if you can share 20 in a different way? There are some number lines at the bottom of the page to use. You could print them off and draw your jumps on, or you could use your finger to show the jumps on your device.
Activity 4 -
You have done a lot of tricky learning this week! Well done!
If you need a bit more practise, pick one of the activities and try it again. Ask an adult to help you and don't forget to use objects to help too.
If you would like to do some extra maths, there are some great revision tasks set on My Maths.
Well done everyone! You are all amazing!