Grouper and Distributive Sharer

Makes small equal groups (fewer than six). Deals out equally between two or more recipients, but may not understand explicitly that equal quantities are produced.


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Other Examples:

  • Shares 6 blocks by dealing out blocks to themself and a friend one at a time.

Help your student become a(n) Grouper and Distributive Sharer

Experiences help children build small groups with the same number of objects and make "fair shares"  by passing out those groups or by "dealing out" one at a time. Describing what the child did and especially the result ("Now you gave everyone the same number!") is imporant.


Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.