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# Maths

Division – making equal groups

This week we are learning about division through making equal groups.  We are going to use a more practical approach as this is a very tricky concept.

Look at the pictures below to see that I have used cuddly toys and fruit to model division for you. I collected 4 teddies and 8 bananas. I shared the bananas equally between the 4 teddies. Each teddy got 2 bananas each. Practice sharing objects in your home so that you fully understand the concept of division.

## Sharing 8 bananas between 4 teddies

Here is a Numberjacks video  on `Fair Sharing’.  This will help you to look at equal groups.

## Numberjacks | Fair Shares | S1E32

Things aren't being shared fairly, thanks to the Problem Blob - 6 makes everything all right. FUN FACT! WHAT is Numberjacks? It is all about excitement, fun ...

Here are some examples for you to discuss with your child

Example 1  has 10 children altogether and there are going to be 2 children in each group.  You then have to circle the children in groups of 2.  How many groups are there?

Example 2: Let’s do this together.

I have 12 pens altogether and need to work out how many pen containers I need.  Each container needs 3 pens.  Can you get 12 pens like me and then put 3 pens in each container? How many containers did i use?

Can your child explain what they have done? Here is an example of an explanation...