Dear Parents,

I am aware that some of you have queries about division. The only exercise that has some sort of division is the following:

2/6 of 24 =

I know they have already covered this with previous teachers however some students still find difficulty on how to work it. I have given them this explanation and sharing it with you to help them practice at home. (Mind you, you can use any method you like, this is just a helping hand for the ones who can’t seem to get it.

Explanation:

So, first we draw a boat.

/________

The denominator (in this case the 6) is the captain of the boat so he sits in front.

6/________

The passengers sit inside the boat.

6/___24____

Using their tables they figure out that that 4 is the answer.

They go back to the equation. Cross of the 6 and cross off the 24 and write 4.

The of changes into X and they work out a normal multiplication 2 X 4 = 8

They seem to have understood the method and enjoy creating the boat idea so feel free to use this. At this stage, we shall only use division here this year. No other exercises will have any division, long division or long multiplication.

Regards

Ms. Edwina