Friday, March 9, 2012

When Our 4-Year-Old Did Division

The other day, S wanted the rest of the tropical dried fruit. They are pretty big chunks, so I told her she could have half of them. She poured them all out, and I asked her how many pieces were there. She counted ten. I told her to split the pile in half, and then count them again. She did and ended up with four and six. Since it wasn't even, she moved one over so there were five each.
"How many did you start with?" I asked.
"How many piles did you divide them into?"
"Two," she answered.
"How many are in each pile?"
"So ten divided by two equals five. You just did division, kiddo."
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