 # Multiplication and Division

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

Math & Economics

Using Visual and Auditory Senses, students will learn Multiplication from 1x1 to 1x10 and how to divide equally using 'fair sharing'. Submitted By: Mathew House

May 18, 2020

#### Skills

• Critical Thinking
• Project Based Learning

#### Supporting Files

Multiplication and Division M:EE world

mcworld file. Download and open with Minecraft: Education Edition to import the world.

### Learning Objectives

• Students will learn 1 x 1 to 1 x 10 using both visual and auditory senses.
• Students will be able to answer 1 x 1 to 1 x 10 revision questions.
• Students will learn basic Division as a result of ‘fair sharing’.
• Students will learn the term ‘equal to’ and that groups containing the same number of objects won’t always be set out in the same formation and as a result, the amount in each group remains the same.

### Guiding Ideas

• Introduce the concept of basic Multiplication as being repeated addition e.g. 1 x 3 = 1 + 1 + 1 = 3

• Introduce the concept of basic Division as splitting into equal parts or groups.

• Introduce the concept that Division is the opposite of Multiplying by providing an example in class.

### Student Activities

1. Students will need to make sure they are in Adventure mode. There are chests that contain specific amounts of Redstone Lamps for certain classrooms.

2. Classroom one teaches 1 x 1 to 1 x 10 using a Redstone Circuit consisting of Levers displaying each equation. Those Levers are connected to Redstone Lamps and Note Blocks triggering light and sound simultaneously – Please make sure music is set to ‘off’ and sound is set to ‘on’.

3. Classroom two and three are revision lessons. 1 x 1 to 1 x 5 and 1 x 6 to 1 x 10 respectively. An NPC is allocated at each equation with a question and multiple-choice answer. Instructions for correct/incorrect answers will appear on the HUD as a text response once students select an answer. There is a Chest containing Redstone Lamps and spaces to place them at each question if students require extra assistance.

4. Classroom four introduces the term ‘equal to’. Examples of groups containing 1 to 6 objects are placed on the walls around the room to show that they still contain the same number, even if they are placed in a different formation.

5. Classroom five introduces dividing equally into two groups. 6 groups of 2 NPC’s stand on each side of a Chest. One NPC wants to share their Redstone Lamps equally with the other NPC. The objective is to take the Lamps from the Chest and divide them equally between each pair of NPC’s. There is a row of Redstone Blocks in front of each NPC to allow for extra visual stimulation and a blank board for the students to write their answers on.

6. Classroom six is more of a creative way to display 2 x 1 to 2 x 5 using a similar method to classroom one with multiple Levers. Each answer is displayed using a wall of Redstone Lamps. A fun way to finish off the world.

### Performance Expectations

• Be able to understand and write their Multiplication table from 1 x 1 to 1 x 10.

• Understand that groups containing the same number of objects can be set out differently and the amount doesn’t change when rearranging the formation within each group.

• Demonstrate understanding that Division involving an even number of objects will result in both groups consisting of the same amount.

#### Skills

• Critical Thinking
• Project Based Learning

### External References

#### Supporting Files

Multiplication and Division M:EE world

mcworld file. Download and open with Minecraft: Education Edition to import the world.