Renata is an astronaut who is travelling to the Cosmosia Galaxy to help the aliens after a natural disaster. Help her to overcome the problems she faces using short division.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. How can we work out the number of aliens that will move to each planet?
Discuss how many aliens there are and the number of planets they need to move to. Discuss how to use the short division method and alternative methods. Discuss the additional information we may need to make this decision in reality, e.g. the size of each planet. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Various answers, for example: Short division. 3,675 ÷ 5 = 735.
2. How many packages does she need to deliver to each planet? Will she have any left over?
Discuss the difference between by 1 and 2-digit numbers. Discuss what do if the 2-digit number does not divide into the ones. Discuss how to use multiples to solve the division. Discuss what the remainder means.
She needs to deliver 215 packages to each planet. She will have 3 left over.
3. How many hospital wards are there on Planet Ozone H20?
Discuss what method is needed to solve the problem. Discuss what information we need to use to solve it i.e. the number of tanks needed by each hospital and the possible number of hospitals. Discuss how we know which answer is correct.
4. How many rockets will she need?
Discuss what we need to do about the remainder. Discuss whether in this context, we need to round up or down.
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