Warm-up Number Talk: What’s the Same?
Find the value of each expression mentally.
Activity 1 Card Sort: All about Bugs
Your teacher will give you a set of cards that show situations.
Sort the cards into 2 categories of your choosing. Be prepared to explain the meaning of your categories.
A. Mole crickets have special legs for digging. Ten special legs belong to 5 mole crickets. How many special legs does each mole cricket have?
B. A beetle has a pair of antennae for sensing heat, touch, smell, and more. If there are 8 antennae, how many beetles are there?
C. Fourteen antennae belong to a group of bees. If each bee has 2 antennae, how many bees are there?
D. There are 12 wings. If each dragonfly has 4 wings, how many dragonflies are there?
E. Thirty legs belong to 5 ants. If all the ants have the same number of legs, how many legs does each ant have?
F. There are 50 spots on 5 butterflies. If each butterfly has the same number of spots, how many spots does each butterfly have?
Write a division expression to represent each situation. Be ready to explain your reasoning.
Activity 2 Solve a Buggy Problem
Your teacher will assign a problem to your group.
Create a visual display that shows your thinking and your solution to the problem.
Mai’s family picked 40 pounds of peaches. They put 5 pounds in each bag.
Write a division expression that represents the situation.
How many bags of peaches did Mai’s family pick? Explain or show your reasoning.