As we head towards the end of the year and the Christmas break I often get students coming up to me and in casual conversation asking, “Leeeee, do you like chocolate?” or “Leeeee, do you like wine?”

While I appreciate the subtlety with which they approach their assignment, I think I know what is behind the well crafted espionage.

As a teacher I neither expect nor want gifts at this time of year. That said I know some students and families want to show appreciation for a long and full year. Our first year of full time on site learning in several years!

So if you do feel so inclined I ask that you instead look towards a donation.

I’m a long time subscriber to the Save the Children and know they have many avenues to contribute over the Christmas period. The Save the Children’s Fun ways to support Save the Children this Christmas page has a  range of donation gift ideas which are aimed at creating better lives for children.

Another charity that I’ve recently started to support is the School For Life Foundation. I come across them when I was reading about the impact of the Covid pandemic on the education opportunities for children in Africa. It is estimated that between 11 million and 20 million girls will not return to school after due COVID and other factors.

All these sites often contain information about the projects they run. I feel these could provide a useful discussion starter for you and your child if you want to discuss the spirit of giving.

# Division Problems

VIDEOS – ALL DIVISION STRATEGIES

GOAL: I can solve division problems that result in a remainder.

 Write the number sentence using the division house and find the answer Gus had 25 grapes. He put them into piles of 4. How many piles of 4 can he make? Owen found 21 Rubik’s cubes. He puts them into towers of 5. How many towers of 5 can he make? 14 ÷ 3 = 21 ÷ 4 = 25 ÷ 3 = 15 ÷ 2 = 33 ÷ 5 = 20 ÷ 3 = 29 ÷ 3 = 42 ÷ 4 = 54 ÷ 5 = 48 ÷ 5 = 26 ÷ 3 = 50 ÷ 4 =

 Write the number sentence using the division house and find the answer Gus had 85 grapes. He put them into piles of 8. How many piles of 8 can he make? Owen found 111 Rubik’s cubes. He puts them into towers of 5. How many towers of 5 can he make? 44 ÷ 3 = 71 ÷ 4 = 56 ÷ 3 = 81 ÷ 6 = 100 ÷ 8 = 88 ÷ 7 = 91 ÷ 4 = 134 ÷ 6 = 166 ÷ 5 = 150 ÷ 7 = 170 ÷ 8 = 200 ÷ 6 =

 Write the number sentence using the division house and find the answer Gus had 1000 grapes. He put them into piles of 8. How many piles of 8 can he make? Owen found 3145 Rubik’s cubes. He puts them into towers of 20. How many towers of 20 can he make? 404 ÷ 6 = 701 ÷ 8 = 516 ÷ 9 = 500 ÷ 16 = 444 ÷ 25 = 712 ÷ 20 =

# Multiplication Problems

VIDEOS – ALL MULTIPLICATION STRATEGIES

Groups of:

• You have 3 dogs, and want to get them 5 treats each. How many dog treats will you need in total?
• You have 4 cats, and want to get them 4 treats each. How many  cat treats will you need in total?
• You have 5 rabbits, and want to get them 4 treats each. How many rabbit treats will you need?

Arrays:

• 4 x 5
• 6 x 3
• 8 x 7
• 5 x 9
• In an Olympics  gymnastics team there are 6 countries competing with 7 members per each team. How many gymnasts are there in total?
• In Ted’s new apartment there are 2 fittings for neon lights in each room. If there are 5 rooms in his apartment, how many neon light will Ted need?
• A pack of coca-cola cans is made up of 6 cans. If Eli wants to buy 3 packs. How many cans will Eli have?

Area Model (Two digit x one digit)

• 14 x 3
• 15 x 4
• 16 x 5
• 13 x 6
• 11 x 7
• 12 x 8
• Michelle and her 12 friends are making friendship bracelets at recess. If Michelle makes 3 bracelets for each of her friends, How many bracelets will she have?
• Gracie’s dad works 8 hours a day. If he works 17 days straight, how many hours will he have worked for?
• An ice-cream truck driver needs 7 trays of different flavours of ice-cream per day. How many ice-cream tray would he if he is only able to sell ice cream for 12 weekends.

Area Model  (Teen x teen number)

• 16 x 11
• 18 x 13
• 17 x 14
• 19 x 15
• 14 x 16
• Dave is having a sleep over with 12 of his friends. He is preparing the party bags by putting in 16 varieties of chocolates. How many chocolates will Dave need?
• Max loves playing Mario Kart, he spends 15 minutes a day trying to complete each level. If it takes him 17 days to complete the whole game, how many hours did Max spend playing Mario Kart?
• The 3/4 teachers are creating cabin groups for our upcoming camp. The Resort has 18 cabins, in each cabin there are 6  bunk beds. How many students will the 3/4 teachers be allowed to take on camp?

Area Model  (Two x two digit)

• 26 x 19
• 45 x 36
• 78 x 68
• 91 x 25
• 84 x 43
• 62 x 27
• A local swimming pool offers swimming lessons. There are 62 lessons that run across the day. If there are 12 children in each group. How many children visit the swimming pool during the day?
• Max loves playing Mario Kart, he spends 45 minutes a day trying to complete each level. If it takes him 27 days to complete the whole game, how many hours did Max spend playing Mario Kart?
• Some teachers are planning the buses for the end of the year celebration. There are 12 buses available and each bus hold 57 students. How many students can attend the end of the year celebration.

Expanded algorithm

• 36 x 98
• 67 x 36
• 234 x 68
• 971 x 25
• 804 x 43
• 620 x 207
• A local swimming pool offers swimming lessons. There are 62 lessons that run across the day. If there are 12 children in each group. How many children visit the swimming pool during the day?
• Max loves playing Mario Kart, he spends 45 minutes a day trying to complete each level. If it takes him 27 days to complete the whole game, how many hours did Max spend playing Mario Kart?
• Some teachers are planning the buses for the end of the year celebration. There are 12 buses available and each bus hold 57 students. How many students can attend the end of the year celebration.

Group A

23 + 45 =

65 + 13 =

71 + 22 =

Real world problems

• Zara read for 31 minutes on Monday. On Tuesday, she read for 15 minutes. How many minutes did she read for altogether?
• Parker found 37 Easter Eggs. Leon found 22 Easter Eggs. How many did they find in total?
• Xander swam 55 metres. Mia swam the same as Xander. What is the sum of both people’s swimming?
• In total, Eli and Zayn saved up \$50. Eli raised \$35. How much did Zayn raise?

Group B

134 + 23 =

457 + 223 =

2578 + 324 =

42 + 365 =

258 + 153 =

394 + 501 =

Real world problems

• Alanah read for 81 minutes on Monday. On Tuesday, she read for 34 minutes. How many minutes did she read for altogether?
• Harry found 77 Easter Eggs. Leon found 132 Easter Eggs. How many did they find in total?
• Max swam 352 metres. Xavier swam the same as Max. What is the sum of both people’s swimming?
• In total, Josie and Charlotte saved up \$252. Josie raised \$175. How much did Charlotte raise?

Group C

4567 + 2345 =

5642 + 1234 =

7654 + 2365 =

Real world problems

• Gus read for 161 minutes on the first week of the holidays. In the second week, he read for 144 minutes. How many minutes did he read for altogether?
• Rosie bought 147 Easter Eggs. Harshika bought 264 Easter Eggs. How many did they buy in total?
• Xander swam 662 metres. Mia swam the same as Xander. What is the sum of both people’s swimming?

Select one of these:

• Sophia saved up \$831. Ivy saved more than double Sophia. How much did Ivy save? (More than one possible answer)
• In total, Sophia and Ivy saved up \$831. Ivy raised more than double Sophia. How much did they raise each? (More than one possible answer)

Group D

45.46 + 123.45 =

67.42 + 50.34 =

56.07 + 404.21 =

# Subtraction Problems

VIDEOS – ALL SUBTRACTION STRATEGIES

 No renaming 79 – 12 56 – 34 68 – 46 64 – 51 No renaming 368 – 246 564 – 351 479 – 357 675 – 462 No renaming 4579 – 1357 7675 – 4461 No renaming (decimals) 38.34 – 17.12 189.45 – 45.32 renaming 83 – 19 91 – 87 renaming 873 – 595 681 – 567 renaming 9984 – 7287 6762 – 4784 renaming (decimals) 34.32 – 27.14 109.54 – 76.46

Plus some worded problems:

Rebel sports was having a huge sale,

1. At the start of the day they had 578 bikes in the store, but then they sold 164 bikes.

How many did they have left?

1. They started with 468 Adidas bags in the store, but then they sold 225 bags.

How many did they have left?

1. They had 398 footballs, they then sold 157 of those.

How many did they have left?