Procedure
 Choose a number of the day, say 18.
 Children use that many plugs and find as many ways as possible to arrange them in equal rows, with left overs if necessary. Colour can be used to highlight the arrangement.
 Children record in their journal (Poly Plug Paper may be useful) and check their recording with a calculator.
For example, this one illustrates:
 18 ÷ 7 = 2 rem 4
 (2 x 7) + 4 = 18
 7 + 7 + 4 = 18
 18  7  7 = 4
Members can find several extensions to this activity in Investigating Division Further.


Content
 decimal calculations
 decimal interpretation
 decimal representation of a fraction
 division
 equations: creating/solving
 exploring large numbers
 multiples, factors & primes
 multiplication  array model
 multiplication
 operations  whole number
 order of operations
 recording  calculator
 recording  written
 times tables
 visual and kinaesthetic representation of number
