Math is fun
It was a real fun to see learners happy, motivated, and truly involved using smarties, M&Ms, and marshmallows to divide whole numbers that do not divide evenly. In each section of grade 4, the learners worked in groups of 4 each then divided different amount of smarties among each other. The results were interesting.
– Some ended up having remainder greater than the divisor; consequently, they figured out that there are more smarties that can be shared equally.
– Some had more smarties in groups than others; as a result, they understood that division is about sharing items equally and it’s fine if some are left over, the left over is the remainder itself.
Finally, it’s a real privilege to see learners truly involved and excited studying math and having fun learning new concepts.