- When asked if she would rather share with 2 or 3 people, a child states “If you share with more people, each person gets fewer.”
Help your student become a(n) Parts and Wholes X/÷
Activities require children to build an understanding that when a number is divided among more people, each person receives less, and vice versa. See the activity based on the book "The Doorbell Rang" for a fun introduction and clear example. (See the right column, the "Compare" row in the "Common Multiplication and Division Situations" document in Resources.)
Buying Candy Bars
How Many Cartons/Sets?
How Many Do You Have?