# Doggy Division Dinners

### A simple introduction to division in real-life situations

Learning Objectives:

**Y1: **To solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.
**Y2: **To recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
**Y2: **To solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

A simple introduction to division, (through sharing). The dogs are

**always hungry**, there is no end to this game!

There are two types of division, **'Grouping'** and **'Sharing'**. Sharing is often used as a first introduction to division in real life situations.
This game focusses on 'Sharing', e.g. 10 dog biscuits are shared between 2 dogs. How many biscuits do they get each?

**NB:** If I were to solve 10 ÷ 2 via the 'Grouping' technique it would be... 'There are 10 dog biscuits. Dogs are allowed 5 biscuits each.
How many dogs could you feed?'

### Instructions:

Read the Maths Sentence on the box of dog food, then share out the bones between all of the dogs.

**NB:** In Year 2 children are expected to use their knowledge of multiplication facts for 2, 5 and 10. I could have focussed on having only
2, 5 or 10 dogs, but I wanted this to be more of an introduction to division rather than a place to use inverse multiplication facts. More able children
in Year 2 will find this too simple.

Have fun!