Published at Tuesday, 26 March 2019. division. By Samantha Riedy.
Use the sidewalk or any cemented ground area where you and your child can draw on using a chalk. Draw a number line starting with a "0" and ending with "25" equally dividing the distance between each numbers. You can then make your child stand on a number then ask him to jump a specific number of steps back until he reaches zero. Example: Let your child stand on the number "18" in the number line facing towards the "0" then make him jump on every three lines until he reaches "0" counting how many jumps he had to do to reach the "0". This game is just like the frog game we used to do on paper when we were younger and mastering our division skills.
Before tackling your child´s math problems, it´s helpful to understand the curriculum and why certain types of math lessons are difficult for young children. 3rd grade math curriculum typically includes multiplication and division, which children often struggle with. Kids will have especially pronounced problems when multiplying and dividing if they´ve had problems with addition and subtraction in the past or if they simply haven´t spent much time practicing these basic skills. Children may also have trouble seeing the patterns in multiplication tables, which will make it much more difficult for them to keep up with their classmates. Multiplication tables can be difficult to approach and kids who understand the relationship between division and multiplication will be able to absorb lessons much more easily.
Division. When you taught subtraction you used addition to clearly emphasize the missing quantities, so in teaching division you should also make use of multiplication. You can also make use of food to show the concept like having a bag of cookies and asking them to divide the cookies among themselves. Aside from teaching them division you are also teaching them the value of sharing.
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