Example
of division sum using simple fractions.
What is half of 14? 7
Step 1 The
children will already know that anything divided in half has been cut into
to equal pieces, they can therefore transpose the sum into 14 ÷ 2 = 7
Step 2 Now they
can apply the same principle as the sum above by sharing 14 into 2 sets
and counting the dots in 1 of the sets thereby arriving at the answer 7.
Step 3 Remember
to put the answer by the original sum.
Quarters
are also used so children need to be aware that 1/4 is when
something is divided equally into 4 sets. Generally it is only 1/2 and 1/4
that children of this age will encounter. |