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.
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?
Look at the photos and the explanation below to help you.
Can your child explain what they have done? Here is an example of an explanation...
"I had 12 pens altogether.
I put the pens into groups of 3.
I needed 4 containers for each group of 3 pens.
There are 4 groups of 3 pens."