Exploring Division with Spielgaben

Exploring Division with Spielgaben

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We have had our Spielgaben set for years now and have grown with it. This year for 2nd grade, we are using Spielgaben as an extension of our math curriculum.

Recently she saw a division symbol while we were playing a game and told me she didn’t know how to do that. Her comment led me to choose to explore division in a hands on way with her before she even gets to it in her main math curriculum! I am so glad we did this, she caught on quickly and loved it!

I chose an activity from Math Guide 2, called “Sharing Chocolate Chip Cookies,” it’s Play 17 on page 58 if you have the guide. We used the small dots instead of the semi circles.

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We followed the lesson almost exactly, except that I added in sticky notes to sow her the concept on paper as we worked with the pieces. You can see my drawings on this one, which illustrates the vocabulary I taught her as we learned. Four cookies, divided between two people, means that each person gets two cookies!

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We went on by adding more people, and also by using different numbers of cookies to illustrate many different division problems.

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After modeling several times, I gave her a problem and had her write the division problem for it. This was a great moment when she realized she could do it!

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Finally, I showed her the fascinating fact that division is the opposite of multiplication! She was amazed! This was a fabulous lesson and I am thankful to have Spielgaben in our life so I am more intentional with doing fun lessons like this in addition to her regular math curriculum!

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