Students were presented with the story *The Doorbell Rang*. Each group was given 2 paper plates and a packet of biscuits/sweets. The story began with 2 children taking 6 biscuits each.

First, the students had to find the total amount of biscuits Mum had baked. Quickly students came up with the answer by using multiplication or doubling. They also pointed out that the children (from the story) took the same amount of biscuits. Students realized that the learning intention of the lesson was division (sharing). The story continued with more children coming to the house to eat the delicious cookies Mum had baked. Therefore, students had to get more plates and share the biscuits/sweets equally. After the story ended the pupils had to write down the division problems.

This helped students understand the concept of division.

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1 Teacher