**Maths: equal groups and equal shares**

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Mild: Level 2 – Division – divide by 2 up to 10

Hot: Level 2 – Division – mixed tables, divide by 2, 5, 10

Spicy: Level 2 – Division – mixed tables, divide by 3, 4, 8

Spend some time on Sumdog. I have set a division introduction challenge for this week to see how you get on with dividing by 2, 5 and 10. Depending on individual results, next week’s challenge will be harder. The challenge will end at 5pm on Friday but also spend some time playing some of the other maths games to practise other skills!

This week we are going to start looking at division. Today we’re going to look at describing and organising equal groups and equal shares. Before school closed we were just starting to explore division through our work on fact families. Therefore, today’s lesson is a bit of a ‘back to basics’ lesson as the children may not have experienced division since P2. I appreciate that this may not be challenging enough for everyone however I would encourage everyone to watch the videos and complete the learning tasks as it will be beneficial to go over the conceptual understanding of division. If your child is looking for further challenge after that I have included some word problems as an extension task to today’s lesson.

Your first task for today is to organise items into **equal groups**. You will need at least 20 items or things that you can move. This could be 20 pencils, 20 blocks of lego, 20 toy cars or 20 of anything else that you have around the house.

Have a go at organising your items into equal groups. Try to describe your groups as you do it just like I did in the video above. Organise:

1. 10 into groups of 2, how many groups?

2. 15 into groups of 5, how many groups?

3. 8 into groups of 2, how many groups?

4. 20 into groups of 3, how many groups?

5. 9 into groups of 3, how many groups?

6. 12 into groups of 6, how many groups?

7. 10 into groups of 5, how many groups?

8. 16 into groups of 2, how many groups?

9. 20 into groups of 5, how many groups?

10. 6 into groups of 2, how many groups?

Next, let’s look at organising items into **equal shares.**

Have a go at organising your items into equal shares. Try to describe your equal shares just like I did in the video above. Organise:

1. Here are 10 paperclips. Here are 2 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

2. Here are 12 paperclips. Here are 3 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

3. Here are 15 paperclips. Here are 3 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

4. Here are 16 paperclips. Here are 4 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

5. Here are 12 paperclips. Here are 4 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

6. Here are 8 paperclips. Here are 2 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

7. Here are 20 paperclips. Here are 5 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

8. Here are 14 paperclips. Here are 7 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

9. Here are 12 paperclips. Here are 6 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

10. Here are 3 paperclips. Here are 3 people. How many paperclips will each person get?

Today your aim is to make sure you can describe and organise items into equal groups and equal shares. You could keep doing some more examples of the kind of questions above or you could have a go at applying these strategies to help you solve word problems like these: