I love creating "out of the box" ways for teaching tough concepts. Division is one of those concepts that may be challenging for children to learn, especially children who are more "right brain" learners.
This division resource includes directions for using a cute Mrs. Owl who has had a great fall harvest and wants to share her beans with her friends. Students will enjoy helping her divide up the beans among her friends using eye catching Math Mats for all of the division facts from 1 - 9.
This pack includes a practice sheet to go along with each mat.
It also includes a super simple way of teaching how to set up a division problem using the "house." In this resource, the house actually has a door and the friends stand outside and knock (the number you are dividing by goes outside the house). Mrs. Owl is inside the house. She has all the beans (the total number you are dividing goes inside the house). She sets the beans up on a high shelf while she divides them out (the answer goes on top).
This resource meets Common Core Standard:
Standard: MCC3.OA.2 Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
2.Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.