Division from “a different perspective” has helped some of my students to better understand the concept of division.
Some of the methods being experimented with in my classroom this year include (but is not limited to…)
Division, division, division,
A terribly easy decision,
Lets me just share,
My apple or pear,
With utter and perfect precision….
Here’s some good words of advice,
I think I might say them all twice,
Learn each times table,
And you’ll also be able,
To go and divide really nice…
Young laddie, it won’t make things worse,
Division brings no type of curse,
Break to a fraction?
Or multiply things in reverse?
Quotients are things that we find,
When division’s how math problem’s signed,
It has the math smarts,
To cut pies in parts,
The inverse of things we combined…
(Limerick borrowed from Mr. R’s World of Math and Science http://mathstory.com/poems)
Hope everyone has a great May Long Weekend!