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What is the best way to teach beginning division?

Asked by Liz6262 (1points) March 25th, 2009
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Judi's avatar

My daughter understood the concepts of multiplication and division before she started kindergarten. We did it playing with beans on the table. We made up stories. You have 10 beans and 5 friends. 19 divided by 5 is_______ and she would count out the first 5 then the second 5 and learn that each friend had 2.

EmpressPixie's avatar

That’s what we did at my school. For extra fun, use M&Ms. Unless you don’t want them eating ‘em. In which case use beans.

Judi's avatar

It’s to late for me to edit. I must be tired . A math question is not the time to get fat fingers!

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StephK's avatar

M&M’s, definitely. I tutored a fifth grade student in long-division (and other math-related concepts) for a year and having something yummy to eat after all that grueling thinking seemed to be the key to her eventual ‘A’.

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