MISS P MATHS 2015
WELCOME TO MISS P'S MATHS PAGE FOR JANUARY 2015
This week we are learning about division strategies and will also be completing another reasoning activity.OTHER WORDS/PHRASES FOR DIVIDE ARE- SHARE EQUALLY, SPLIT, HOW MANY TIMES DOES.... GO INTO.
Division can be a tricky area of maths so we will cover many ways that you can divide, strating with the chunking method.
THE CHUNKING METHOD
This method uses the times tables to help us to divide. The sum can be written using a numberline or can be written in a column.
*REMEMBER THAT DIVISION IS THE OPPOSITE OF MULTIPLICATION*
These are symbols for division:
This picture below, shows you how to divide using a numberline. When we do this in class, we follow these few simple steps;
1. We make an approximation of the answer. This helps us to estimate a reasonable answer and also to help us check. e.g. 234 / 6 = ? we could round this to 235 /5- as this is much easier to calculate
2. We then draw a numberline and label it 0________________________________________________234
3. Now, we are going to jump in in steps of 6 until we reach 234. This will tell us how many lots of 6 will fit into 234. We write the jumps as ..