The game of remainders

Hello all!

I wanted to post the instructions for one of my favourite hands-on division games, called The Game of Remainders. Each pair of students needs 15 counters, 6 small paper plates and a die, as well as a piece of paper and a pencil.  The instructions can be downloaded by clicking on this link: game of remainders.

The big Math Ideas include:

When we divide, we share into equal parts.   Division sentences describe the action of sharing.

When we divide, most often there is a remainder.

What we do with that remainder counts.

Played strategically this game can address notions of prime and composite numbers and can support students in connecting multiplication with division…  My thanks to Marilyn Burns fo this engaging task!

Enjoy!

One response

  1. Thank you so much. I am excited to divide with remainders with this game. Yay!!

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