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Posted by lisar | Posted in Division | Posted on September 17, 2015

Here is a math’s activity about division.

Description of project:

**Monday- **Focus on plan of zoo. Create zoo name, list of animals, list of food and any other things that animals require in their enclosures.

**Tuesday- **Students are given a number of animals and have to sort how many animals go into which enclosure. Use unifix blocks to divide animals on the template.

**Wednesday- **

Zoo template with enclosures. Students are given a number of animals and have to sort how many animals go into which enclosures. Use pictures of animals to sort cut and paste onto their animal enclosures.

Students will also draw pictures of the food that each animal requires. The amounts of food need to be shared equally. For example, if elephants have 5 peanuts, the lion needs to have 5 steaks.

**Thursday – **

Students continue to use pictures of animals to sort them.

Students write the equation for how they have divided all the animals.

Students distribute zoo keepers into their enclosures and write worded problems.

Zoodivisionproject

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Posted by MissHerring | Posted in Area, Division, Money, Multiplication | Posted on September 6, 2015

This is an open ended project that covers concepts multiplication, area and money.

Students are given the task of designing their own café. They work through the stages of the project and based on abilities can vary the complexity of each stage.

Stages include:

– Working out the area of rooms using a given floor plan

– Adding tables/chairs and working out the costs of purchasing these

– Advertising the business in radio, newspaper and commercials and finding the cost of this

– Staffing with cooks and waiters

– Profits that are earned

Design your own Cafe

This is an opened ended activity, allowing students to use the four operations. Students read the problem and record all the ways that they try to solve it.

Problem:

Sally was making numbers on her calculator but the keys for the number 6 and the number 7 were broken.

Sally wanted to display the number 467 in the calculator’s window.

How many ways can you make 467 on the calculator if the 6 and the 7 keys are broken?

Example of a solution:

400 + 30 + 30 + 4 + 3 = 467

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Posted by Miss Araujo | Posted in Division, Games | Posted on December 3, 2014

Use PDF template and answer sheet to prepare the game ahead of time.

How to play:

1. Place all the cards from letters A to L around your Learning Space.

2. Students try to find all the division cards around the Learning Space.

3. As the students find each card, one by one they write down the lettered card and division problem on their answer sheet.

4.Once students find all the cards, to reduce congestion, students can then draw a picture to match each division problem and work out the answers at their tables.

5. Afterwards, correct all the answers together as a whole.

*This activity can also be altered to focus on time, multiplication or other operations.

*Can be modified to cater to higher year levels.

DivisionISpyGame

Credit to: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/Grace-Cheng-1844

Four Operation Games – QR Codes

Students need an iPad or iPod with the QR code scanner application.

Students can scan the QR codes and it takes them to a game that involves one of the four operations.

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Division, Four Operations | Posted on September 30, 2014

division strategies placemat

A place mat containing a range of strategies students can use when solving division equations.

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Division, Four Operations | Posted on September 30, 2014

Thinkboards can be used to help students develop a range of strategies for solving division. Students can obtain an equation by drawing out an equation flash card from a bag or y using cards or dice to create a two digit number and a one digit number to divide by (this method may result in a remainder).

The equation is written in the middle of the thinkboard. Students then use four different strategies to solve the equation in the outer sections.

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Division, Four Operations | Posted on September 30, 2014

A way to make division fun!

Materials Required:

* Connect four game

* Bag of division equations flashcards

*Hands on materials for solving equations (if required)

* Calculators

Played in pairs

Students take turns to draw out a division equation from a bag. Using strategies appropriate to their level, the student solves the equation and their partner checks their answer using the calculator. If the answer is correct, the player get to place a counter in the connect four game. Play continues until a student gets four in a row.

This game can be played with any operation!

A game that can be played using any of the four operations

To Play

* 2 Players

* A deck of cards

1. Decide which operation players will be using and whether the winner will be the player with the highest or lowest score.

2. Each player turns over two cards each and performs the operation chosen using the numbers on their two cards.

3. If players have chosen to aim for the highest score, the player with the highest score takes all four cards.

4. If players have chosen to aim for the lowest score, the player with the lowest score takes all four cards.

5. Players continue until one player has all the cards or the player who has the most cards at the end wins.

**24**

To Play

* A group of 4 (players play in teams of 2, however it can be played independently with 2 players versing)

* A deck of cards

1. The deck is split between the four players.

2. Each player places a card down on the floor where every player can see it.

3. Using each number students can add, subtract, multiply or divide to try to get the answer of 24. Each number must be used and can only be used once. The team that comes up with a solution first, takes all four cards.

There may be times when 24 cannot be made, however this works most times.