Use this resource as a whole-class activity, independent practice, or for math centers.
You can use candy hearts or other valentine’s themed candies to do this activity. If you do not have access to those, other math manipulatives are just fine! You could also have them draw dots or hearts on their paper instead of using manipulatives if you want to stick with the Valentine’s theme, but do not want to use candy.
Students should read the word problem and divide the manipulatives into equal groups for each problem. Then, they should interpret the remainder, answering the question at the end of each problem, to practice recognizing that a remainder means the amount leftover after the group has been divided equally.
This is a fun, hands-on activity that will allow your students to practice their division skills before introducing the algorithm for long division.
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