Tuesday, 4 August 2015

WALT Solve “How many equal sets of ?” problems by reversing multiplication facts

Yesterday our I first problem was...
Rosie has 18 dresses and she wants to share them equally into 6 drawers. The children used the counters to work out how many dresses would be in each draw. Everyone chunked and checked which was great. They found out it was 3. I wrote down what the equation would look like:
18 ÷ 6 = 3
6 x 3 = 18

We carried on this activity today but this time we said that Jamie had 24 birds and he wanted to share them into 6 cages equally. Caid put 4 in each and said he knew that 18÷6=3 so he added one more counter to each cage to get 24. Logan and Jhaz both said that 24 was an even number so they wanted to start with an even number like 4. I wrote down what the equation would look like:
24÷6=4
6x4=24




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