Doggy Division Dinners
A simple introduction to division in real-life situationsLearning Objectives:
There are two types of division, 'Grouping' and 'Sharing'. Sharing is often used as a first introduction to division in real life situations. This game focusses on 'Sharing', e.g. 10 dog biscuits are shared between 2 dogs. How many biscuits do they get each?
NB: If I were to solve 10 ÷ 2 via the 'Grouping' technique it would be... 'There are 10 dog biscuits. Dogs are allowed 5 biscuits each. How many dogs could you feed?'
Instructions:Read the Maths Sentence on the box of dog food, then share out the bones between all of the dogs.
NB: In Year 2 children are expected to use their knowledge of multiplication facts for 2, 5 and 10. I could have focussed on having only 2, 5 or 10 dogs, but I wanted this to be more of an introduction to division rather than a place to use inverse multiplication facts. More able children in Year 2 will find this too simple.