Magical Maria is in the packaging room packing up her different sweets. She has to put her amazing creations into equal groups. Help her recognise equal groups.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. Has she created equal groups of each sweet?
Discuss what an equal group is. Discuss how many sweets there are. Discuss the how many groups there are. Discuss how the groups are similar and different.
Yes, the sweets are in equal groups.
2. Complete the sentence below for each type of sweet.
Discuss how many are in each group. Discuss how many groups there. Discuss the difference between equal groups and each group. Discuss what the sentence says and means.
Round swirls: There are 5 equal groups with 2 in each group.
Heart lollies: There are 6 equal groups with 2 in each group.
Funky twists: There are 7 equal groups with 2 in each group.
3. Is Maria correct? Explain why.
Discuss what equal groups are and discuss her statement.
Yes, Maria is correct because there is a group of 2 on one of the carriages, and the rest are in equal groups of 3.
4. Do the carriages show equal groups now?
Discuss what the equal groups are. Discuss how you know. Discuss how many are in each carriage.
Yes, the carriages are in equal groups of 3 now.
5. Complete the sentence: There are ______ equal groups with _____ in each group.
Discuss what the sentence says and means and how it can be completed. Discuss the difference between equal groups and each group.
There are 6 equal groups with 3 in each group.
6. Help Maria identify which representation matches the statements for each elf.
Discuss the statements and what they mean. Discuss what the representations shows. Discuss how the equal groups are represented on the trucks. Discuss the similarities and differences between each group.
Elf 3 = 1 equal group with 10 in each group; Elf 1 = 5 equal groups with 2 in each group; Elf 2 = 2 equal groups with 5 in each group.
7. Which elf suggests using the fewest number of trucks?
Discuss what ‘fewest’ means. Discuss the fewest number of equal groups shown in the representation. Discuss and explain your reasoning.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 2: (2C8) Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts
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