In Maths we are focusing on exploring the concept of DIVISION.
Division is the sharing or grouping a number into equal parts. In a division equation this first number is the total being divided then there is the division symbol. The next number is the number that will divide the total. The answer is the result of the dividing. It is called the quotient.
Our Division Unit is pushing students to think deeply and carefully about division situations. It highlights the two types of division situations, quotative and partitive, or grouping and sharing.
We are practicing how to
- divide a collection of objects into equal-sized groups.
- identify the difference between dividing a set of objects into equal groups (THIS IS QUOTITION) and dividing the same set of objects into groups of (THIS IS CALLED PARTITION)
Can you work out which strategy matches these stories?
I have made 20 cookie balls and need to share them equally onto 4 trays to bake them. How many cookies will be on each tray?
I have 20 cookies and will pack them into bags of 4. How many bags will I need?
Can you draw me a picture to show the difference between each story?
Can you make up some division stories for your classmates to solve?
Can you make up a partition and quotition story to match 24 3 ?