This week we will be starting to look at dividing. To help us understand what dividing is we are going
to begin by looking at dividing by sharing. I always think about dividing/sharing in relation to food (because as you all know I love my food!)
E.g. - If I had 8 Wispa bars and I had to split them equally between myself and Eva- Rose how many would we get each? 8 divided by 2 = 4 . Eva would have 4 bars and I would have 4 Wispa bars.
It is handy for the activity today if you can have something physical to share out like counters, buttons or coins. I want you to share out the amount set e.g. 8 and divide it into the equal amounts required e.g. 4 by drawing it out as you divide them. Only when this is complete are you ready to record the sum e.g. 8 divided by 4 = 2
Please watch the video below on sharing before you begin your task today.
Dividing....the next steps
Today we are going to think about how knowing our multiplication facts can help us with simple division sums. As your introduction today I want you to complete your Times Table wheels (similar to what we have previously completed) I then need you to use these wheels to help you with your simple division sums in the set task - concentrating on dividing by 2, 3, 4 and 5. Remember dividing is the inverse/opposite to multiplying.
15 divided by 3 =
We know that 3x5 = 15
Therefore your answer is 5.
15 divided by 3 = 5
Have a practice using the PPT below before you begin your task today.
Division Fact Families
Today we are going to continue to make links between multiplication and division.
We are going to do this by looking at division fact families.
Have a look at the example below and in your pack to help you understand this further -
Table fact - 2x3=6
6 divided by 3 = 2
6 divided by 2 = 3
We have managed to create 4 sums from just one simple table fact.
Now have a go at the 9 examples given in your paper pack.
If you are finding it a little tricky please use the division family posters below to help you.
George's Marvellous Medicine Investigation
To continue with the World Book Day theme our maths investigation task today is based on George's Marvellous Medicine. The problem is George keeps forgetting the order of his 6 medicine bottles.
Your challenge is to read through the 5 clues given and use this information to help you figure out the order of George's medicines bottles. This may take a few goes so have a scrap piece of paper handy so you can use logic and reasoning to write down various orders or options. Only when you are certain can you colour in his medicine bottles.
Look on Seesaw for a few hints.
Your Friday task is simply to learn all the time calendar facts you have been given on the information sheet in your pack.
For example -
60 seconds in 1 minute
60 minutes in 1 hour
24 hours in one day