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Learning objects Divide it up: sharing tool

TLF ID L2809

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.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students model division as sharing.
  • Students interpret remainders (as whole numbers) in relation to the context of a problem.
Educational value
  • Models problems involving division as sharing.
  • Provides a framework for students to make and test predictions.
  • Illustrates remainders as a whole number.
  • Models the composition of number sentences to represent a problem and solution.
Year level

4; 5

Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    • Mathematics/Number sentences
    • Mathematics/Multiples
    • Mathematics/Arithmetic
    • Mathematics/Division
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Vince Wright
    • Organisation: Vince Wright; School of Education; The University of Waikato
    • Address: Hamilton 3105 New Zealand
    • URL:
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.