Lesson: 30-second remainder game
Grade Level: 3-4-5
Skills: division and remainders
Pens & Pencils
Discuss the length of a minute. Use a timer and have students put their heads on their desks and raise their hands when they think a minute is up.
Discuss whether they thought a minute was longer or shorter than they had expected.
Procedure for game: (This is a whole class activity)
For example: If a student has written 1-14 on their sheet, and a six is rolled on the die:
14 ÷ 6 = 2 Remainder 2
Questions for Discussion:
Did anyone think of any strategies to get smaller remainders?
What were some strategies to divide your number list?
Did it matter how many or how few numbers you wrote?