Mathematics / Year 5 / Number and Algebra / Number and place value

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Curriculum content descriptions

Solve problems involving division by a one digit number, including those that result in a remainder (ACMNA101)

Elaborations
  • using the fact that equivalent division calculations result if both numbers are divided by the same factor
  • interpreting and representing the remainder in division calculations sensibly for the context
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Division,  Mental arithmetic

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Sites2See – number for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive online resources for the study of number in Foundation to Year 6 Mathematics.

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Divide it up: puppies

Use a dividing tool to make equal shares of biscuits and toys in a pet shop. For example, share 34 biscuits equally between 6 puppies. Predict how many items each puppy will get, or how many packets can be filled. Check your prediction. Decide what to do with any leftovers. Complete a sentence describing the number operations.

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The divider: whole number remainders

Solve whole number division problems such as 157/6. Use a partitioning tool to help solve randomly generated division problems. Learn strategies to do complex arithmetic in your head. Split a division problem into parts that are easy to work with. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Divide it up: sharing tool

Use a dividing tool to make equal shares of sweets. Complete a sentence describing a number operation. For example, 17 jellybeans shared equally into 6 jars. Predict how many sweets will go into each container and identify how many sweets are left over. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

Interactive resource

Divide it up: kittens

Use a dividing tool to make equal shares of toys in a pet shop. For example, share 33 toys equally between 7 kittens. Predict how many items each kitten will get, and how many leftovers there will be. Complete a sentence describing the number operations. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Divide it up: grouping tool

Use a dividing tool to make equal shares of stationery such as pens, pencils or crayons. Complete a sentence describing a number operation. For example, pack 24 crayons into packets of 5. Predict how many packets are needed and identify how many items are left over.

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Divide it up: hardware

Use a dividing tool to make equal shares of hardware items such as nails, bolts or screws. For example, pack 32 bolts into packets of 3. Predict how many packets can be filled and how many items will be left over. Check your prediction. Complete a sentence describing the number operations, including the fraction of a packet ...

Assessment resource

Thinking division: no remainders: assessment

Test your ability to turn a word problem into an equation. Solve the equation without a calculator. For example, use a partitioning tool to help solve the equation 102÷6. Choose which strategy you used to solve the problem. View and print a report of your results. This assessment object is the first in a series of two objects ...

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Arrays: factor families

Make equal rows and columns to explore how numbers can be broken up into factors. For example, the number 24 can be expressed as 12x2 or 2x12, and therefore, it can be divided equally using its factors 12 and 2. Identify a missing factor to complete a factor family. Solve four expressions: two multiplication and two division ...

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The divider: without remainders

Solve whole number division problems such as 156/6. Use a partitioning tool to help solve randomly generated division problems. Learn strategies to do complex arithmetic in your head. Split a division problem into parts that are easy to work with. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Assessment resource

Pobble arrays: make multiples: assessment

Test your understanding of arrays by arranging pobbles into equal columns and rows. For example, start with 19 pobbles. Decide whether the number can be divided into an equal number of rows. If not, add or subtract pobbles to make a number that will work. The object starts with a practice task, which provides text and animation ...

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The multiplier: make your own hard multiplications

Solve multiplications such as 84x93. Use a partitioning tool to help solve your own multiplications. Learn strategies to do complex arithmetic in your head. Split a sum into parts that are easy to work with, use simple times tables, then solve the original calculation. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Arrays: word problems with products from 35 to 64

Read a number problem and think about how to solve it. For example, when 54 is divided by a number, the answer is 10 with a remainder of 4. Write the problem as a multiplication or division number sentence with a missing number. Think about multiplication or division facts to find the missing number. Test your answer by ...

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Balance the blobs: find the rule 2

Balance scales by using blobs. Using non-unit ratios, such as 3:2, 4:5 or 5:2, explore how many black blobs and white blobs balance each other. Discover the rule that balances the scales with the correct number and type of blobs. For example, 3 black blobs balance 2 white blobs. Find out how many black blobs balance 4 white ...

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The multiplier: generate hard multiplications

Solve multiplications such as 67x88. Use a partitioning tool to help solve randomly generated multiplications. Learn strategies to do complex arithmetic in your head. Split a multiplication into parts that are easy to work with, use simple times tables, then solve the original calculation. This learning object is one in ...

Assessment resource

Pobble arrays: find factors: assessment

Test your understanding of arrays by arranging pobbles into equal columns and rows. Look at the given number of pobbles and enter the number of gates and rows. For example, decide how many equal rows of pobbles are needed to fit 24 of them through four gates. The object starts with a practice task, which provides text and ...

Teacher resource

Primary mathematics: open-ended tasks

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'open-ended tasks' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use investigations in order ...

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Arrays: word problems with products from 10 to 30

Read a number problem and think about how to solve it. For example, when 13 is divided by a number, the answer is 6 with a remainder of 1. Write the problem as a multiplication or division number sentence with a missing number. Think about multiplication or division facts to find the missing number. Test your answer by ...

Interactive Resource

Divide it up: puppies - app for iPad

This is an iPad app. Use a dividing tool to make equal shares of biscuits and toys in a pet shop. For example, share 34 biscuits equally between 6 puppies. Predict how many items each puppy will get, or how many packets can be filled. Check your prediction. Decide what to do with any leftovers. Complete a sentence describing ...

Interactive resource

Pobble arrays: make multiples

Help creatures to line up and walk through gates. Make equal rows and columns. For example, start with 17 pobbles. Predict whether the number can be divided into an equal number of rows. If not, add or subtract pobbles to make a number that will work. Check your prediction. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.