Monday, 27 June 2016

Learning to solve division with reminders

Today we learnt to solve division problems with reminders. We know that dividing means sharing into equal groups. Sometimes this doesn't work out and we are unable to share the total amount into equal groups. The amount that is left over or can not be shared is called the reminder.

Five friends shared a bag of sweets so that each friend had the same amount. There were 26 sweets in the bag. How many did each friend get? How many were left over?
eg: 26  5 = 5 r1

Strategies we used to solve the division problems:
  • equal sharing
  • times tables
  • skip counting

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