What do hamsters do when they need to review division?
Duke it out?
Of course not, kids! These are civilized hamsters. They divide their candy evenly and fairly. So...if 2 hamsters divided 10 Smarties evenly, how many candies did they each get?
Too easy, right? But now there are three hamsters. Can they divide their candy evenly?
Oh, oh. Here comes their friend. He wants candy, too! I think we are going to need more Smarties for this group. Let's just toss an unknown number of Smarties into the pile. Without counting them, how can we figure out how many candies we have?
An array is a great way to see how many we have, Super! And good thinking, Dude: rows of 5 are the easiest to count!
Let's put these situations into number sentences. Remember: we can write division problems two ways. Write your number sentences your favorite way. Then make up some problems of your own.
Now let's do some mixed practice.
Do you notice a pattern here? And how does knowing your multiplication facts help you with division?
Now for a bit of decimal review in our math journals...
A little handwriting practice, another chapter of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a discussion about how the Ancient Greek civilization is still with us today, a quick spelling test, and a playdate with homeschooling buddies.
We had a great day! Hope you did, too!