June's Lesson of the Month is from Division Using LEGO® Bricks. The lesson shows students "Equal Shares" division, which is also called "partitive" division. One of the most basic ways to explain division is to show how a number can be portioned into equal shares. This lesson starts with students learning how to share 12 pieces of candy with one friend, then modeling how to share the same 12 candies among 4 friends. The LEGO® brick models really help students understand what division is all about.
The lesson starts with 3 pages from the Teacher Edition of Division, and then 4 pages from the Student Edition of Division. Print the Student pages to give your student a place to draw the models and answer questions in writing.
Try the lesson with a student who is beginning to learn division, or who has been having trouble understanding the concept of division.
Modeling with LEGO® bricks makes division easy to teach and fun to learn!
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