Remainder Investigation

Mon 29 Apr 2024 | Latest News 2023 - 24, Maths, Year 3

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Today we have been investigating remainders when dividing. Our investigation needed us to create squares with lolly sticks as we were dividing by four. This visual method helped us see the equal groups of lolly sticks we needed to make each square and then the remainder when we were left with less sticks than would make a square.

We found out that multiples of four – where we had no remainder lolly sticks – were even numbers. We noticed that for all the numbers where there were a remainder (14,15,17,18 and 19), the remainder was either 1, 2 or 3.

To check our completed results table, we knew that our remainder could not be the same as, or bigger than, the number we were dividing by (the amount of sides needed to make a square).