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This is a level 3 number activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 6 of the Number Framework.
know division facts
Refer to the notes for pages 6, 12, and 18. Arrays are a powerful model for investigating patterns. For example, it is useful to make a set of strip cards that can be removed in multiples.
Encourage students to link their knowledge of basic multiplication facts to division by varying the
form of the problems presented to them.
4 x 6 = “Four sets of six are …?”
4 x = 24 “Four sets of what are 24?”
x 6 = 24 “How many sets of six make 24?”
24 ÷ 4 = “24 divided into sets of four. How many sets?”
24 ÷ = 6 “24 divided into equal sets. Six sets are made. How many in each set?”
÷ 4 = 6 “Some things have been divided into sets of four. Six sets were made. How many were there to start with?”
Answers to Activity
Answers are provided on the page as the bottom line of the table, shown in blue.