Dividing a two digit number

After working on multiplying two digit numbers, Bluebirds moved on to dividing them. Mrs Parry displayed a picture problem on the board so children could work together and discuss methods they could use to calculate the answer.

Sam and Charles share 68 sweets equally among themselves. How many sweets will each person get?

The children discovered they had used lots of different ways to work out their answers (see our photos!) so they shared their methods together as a whole class and talked about which were the most efficient ways. Then the class carried on calculating more division problems ushttp://year3.bellsfarm.org/wp-admin/options-reading.phping the equipment and representing what they had made using a part/part/whole model, alongside their written calculations.

Good work Bluebirds! We saw plenty of active listening, concentration and lots of children were working well together.

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