This term in Maths we introduce a lot of new concepts to the children, starting with more formal methods of short division, then developing their knowledge of fractions and starting decimals. This week we have been using the counters in lessons to look at division with remainders. Dividing 5 by 2, we split our counters into groups of 2 then looked to see if there were any remainders. Using our times table knowledge, we knew there would be some because 5 is not a multiple of 2.
As the children get more confident, we move away from using concrete apparatus, to models and then completing calculations mentally or using written methods.
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