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Learning objects Divide it up: hardware

TLF ID L2811

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 remaining. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

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Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students model division as grouping (repeated subtraction).
  • Students interpret remainders (as whole numbers or fractions) in relation to the context of a problem.
Educational value
  • Students solve problems involving grouping division (repeated subtraction).
  • Provides a framework for students to make and test predictions.
  • Introduces remainders expressed as a fraction instead of a whole number.
  • Tests interpretation of number sentences by getting students to restate conclusions.
Year level

4; 5

Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    • Mathematics/Arithmetic
    • Mathematics/Division
    • Mathematics/Fractions
    • Mathematics/Number sentences
    • Mathematics/Multiples
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    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
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