Demystifying Division – Activity Directions
Students develop an understanding of division of whole numbers using equal
sharing and repeated subtraction models to solve problems.
- 24 pennies, pieces of cookie cereal, tiles or other tokens
- colored pencils (optional)
Students solve problems using tokens and pictures to model problems. After
properly modeling the problem, students write number sentences to represent
the problem. These equations should include addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division. Students should also come up with their own
problems, write solutions, and challenge other students to solve them.
- 2 children share a batch of 12 cookies. How many cookies does each child get?
- 6 children share a batch of 12 cookies. How many cookies does each child get?
- I have 22 cups of blueberries. It takes 3 cups of blueberries to make a blueberry pie. How many blueberry pies can I make?
- I am making cherry pie. Each pie requires 5 cups of cherries. I have 18 cups of cherries. How many pies can I make?
- 5 children share 20 pennies. How many pennies does each child get?
- 8 children share 24 pennies. How many pennies does each child get?
- 6 children share 15 cookies. How many cookies does each child get?
- 7 children share 23 pennies. How many pennies does each child get?
- I have 15 books. Each shelf can carry 4 books. How many shelves will I use to store my books?
- It costs $8 for a movie ticket. I have $31. How many friends can I take to the movie with me?
- I am going on a road trip with 9 friends. Each car can carry 4 people. How many cars will we have to take?
- I want to share my left over Halloween candy equally among 6 friends. I have 37 pieces of candy. How many pieces will each friend get?