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This game which I am presenting can beused to work with pupils of all ages, while youare discussing various topics such as:-formation of two-digit number, three-digitnumber etc.-comparing numbers-reading and properties of multi-digit numbers-divisibility rules for numbers-learning and practising multiplication table. During my lesson, I used the game todevelop children’s division skills and theirunderstanding of division with remainders.
The teacher prepares a set of digits (the exactnumber of them corresponding with the number of pupils)using self-adhesive paper, which works best in this game.Each pupil chooses a digit, which he or she likes mostand sticks in a conspicuous place on their clothes. Students run in the corridor and as soon as they hear the teacher’s signal, they form pairs, groups of three or four pupils so as to form multi-digit numbers.
The teacher asks questions related to the subject of the lesson.1. Give the remainder of the division of the number youformed by 7 – the pupils write down the remainder and thedivision on dry-erase writing boards. 10 : 7 = 1 r 3 73 : 7 = 10 r 3
In case of three-digitnumbers, the pupilsmade their task easierby doing long division. 101 : 7 = 14 r 3
322 : 7 = 46 r 0The pupils analysed the results obtained during thegame and came to a conclusion that the remainderfrom the division by 7 can be: 0,1,2,3,4,5 or 6.
2. Stand in pairs so that the remainder of the division by 5of the number you formed is 1. This was a more difficult task than the previous one
but completed successfully 51 : 5 = 10 r 1Finally, the pupils formed the groups of three or four. Theyhad to decide what the remainder of the division by 10 ofthe number they formed would be and what the closestnumber divisible by 10 would be.
511 : 10 = 51 r 1 The number divisible by 10 is 510401 : 10 = 40 r 1The number divisibleby 10 is 400
223 : 10 = 22 r 3The number divisible by10 is 220 7794 : 10 = 779 r 4 The number divisible by 10 is 7790The pupils noticed that the number divisible 10 must endwith „0”.