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, with each dividing different amounts of smarties among themselves. The results were interesting.
– Some ended up having a remainder greater than the divisor; consequently, they figured out that there are more smarties than 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 to study math and having fun learning new concepts.