Today we will be making equal groups by sharing.
Children explore sharing as a model of division.
They use 1 : 1 correspondence (counting and moving objects one a t a time) to share concrete objects into equal groups.
Children also need to be given the opportunity to see when a number of objects cannot be shared equally into equal groups.
How can I share the muffins equally?
How many muffins on this plate? How many on this plate? Are they equal?
If I had 9 muffins what would happen?
How can I share the objects equally?
How many equal groups am I sharing the objects into?
Are the groups equal? Are there any left over?