We are learning about division! And it is so much fun! We started by dividing plastic counters into different groups.

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (Mason was our student photographer)

We then talked a little bit about the 2 kinds of division- measurement and partitive.

*Measurement Division* problems state the total number of objects and the number of objects in each group. The unknown is the number of groups.

*Partitive Division* problems state the total number of objects and the number of groups. The unknown is the number of objects in each group.

The fun continued when we played fair share fruit loops! This is a game that I came up with to help us have some hands on fun with division. We passed out cups of fruit loops and playing cards (empty bags that represent groups). I then gave the students a division problem- like 15 fruit loops divided into 3 groups. The kids grabbed 3 playing cards, counted out 15 fruit loops, and then divided! (this is the partitive division). We divided with measurement division, too! I would give the students problems similar to this- 20 fruit loops, and there will be 4 in each bag (or group). The students would take one playing card, put 4 “in the bag”, and then grab a new card until they run out of cereal. The quest would be to find out how many groups you would need. It was a blast and our second graders really grasped division! We even discovered that division problems have fact families, like addition and subtraction!!

Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (Andrew was our student photographer)

i lernedn divishen

i think that math is an eccellent way to learn because i learned division and i did not know division before.

i like to lern about divishen becace it gives me noleg.

IT WAS COOL TO SEE THE OLD BOOKS THAY WERE OLD AND COOL.

I GET divishin.

DIVISION is amayzing!

Iam very good at math and learnd division and new it already. I even have learned sqare roots!Just to prove,the sqare root of 100 is 10.