Sunday, January 15, 2012

Introduction to Division

To introduce the division concept, I read 
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.

This story does an excellent job of explaining
that division is sharing equally.  We then took
CookieCrisp cereal and acted out each page of
sharing from the book.

12 cookies are shared with 2 kiddos.
Students drew on their desk with pencils and 
equally shard the cookies with 2 people.
(They loved writing on their desks.)

12 divided by 2 = 6 cookies each

12 cookies divided by 4 people = 3 cookies each

12 cookies divided by 6 people = 2 cookies each

12 cookies divided by 12 people = 1 cookie each

Then we took this knowledge to a worksheet of division.
The kids learned to draw a picture.  

Below is a picture of their work as they worked
through a worksheet!

  Awesome learning :)

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