I made this anchor chart to teach the concept:
I love using food to teach math. Luckily, I don't have any allergy issues in my room this year so I can have at it!!
I gave each student 10 popcorn papers and a baggie of popcorn seeds.
We practiced dividing the seeds between the allotted number of popcorn papers.
Then, the students wrote the division problems 3 ways on their whiteboard.
Then, the fun part! We popped popcorn! My favorite part was seeing their faces as they watched it pop. I think many of them have never seen anything BUT microwave popcorn!
Lastly, we divided popped popcorn and practiced writing more division sentences!
It was a great lesson and the kids got it!!! Everyone understood the concept by the end of our popcorn division! It doesn't get any better than that!
Blessings to you,