Read 'The Doorbell Rang' by Pat Hutchins, before completing a practical activity on division concepts (",)
fractions- when the door bell rang- students make a representation of how they shared their cookies so they all had an equal share.
Kids may find this more fun than writing down math facts. Could also be used for subtraction, multiplication and division!
Beginning Division activities
Lesson Plan SOS: Math Need more inquiry/constructivist problem solving activities like this!
Celebrating me - my hands, feet, mind, etc. Could do parts or whole body. Using words and images? Or just words?
Introducing Division, Computational Strategies - Inspire Me ASAP
Ultimate Guide to Hands-On Math for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade
Freebie: What's My Share? division concept
Basic Division Ideas: introducing division - so many great links for teaching beginning division (a book list too!)
Give Me Half: great way to incorporate a book then allow students to create examples that they learned about.
Great way to introduce fractions.
Strategy for teaching division along with more helpful tips for teachers!
Equal parts...could possibly tie into "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"
Division- A great example for students to practice ways of dividing using vocabulary.
I copied this last year and made "feet" that were exactly 12 inches long for the children to use to measure objects around the room. They loved it!