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# Divide it up: grouping tool

TLF ID L2810

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.

#### Educational details

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

4; 5

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

#### Other details

Contributors
• 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
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 2016-09-28
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
• URL: www.esa.edu.au
• Date of contribution: 2016-09-28
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• URL: www.esa.edu.au
• Name: Education Services Australia
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
Learning resource type
• Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
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