## The Doorbell Rang - Division

This is a short little book about sharing and friendship. The mother in the story bakes 12 cookies for her two children. They are excited because that is 6 cookies each. They talk about how they look and smell as good as their grandma's, but the mom says "no one makes cookies like Grandma" and then the doorbell rings. Two friends stop by and now they can each have three cookies each. The doorbell continues to ring until there are 12 children at the table each with one cookie. The doorbell rings again, but this time it's their Grandma with more cookies and now the children can have more than one, just like they were going to before.

The top video is the story, the bottom one gives some practical ideas of how to use the story.

Resources:

The top video is the story, the bottom one gives some practical ideas of how to use the story.

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doorbellrang.pdf | |

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3_thedoorbellrang.pdf | |

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cookie-math-work-table.docx | |

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cookie-math-extension-sheet.docx | |

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## Ten Sly Piranhas. Subtraction.

A lovely song / story about piranhas slowly disappearing. Stop the video at the chime and ask children how many piranhas are left.

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tenslyfingerpuppets.pdf | |

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ten_sly_piranhas.pdf | |

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ten_sly_piranhas_planning_sheet..pdf | |

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## The Case of the Missing Fractals.

Math is way more fun when it's lent some narrative, some purpose—and we've never seen a better example than this stunning noir cartoon which explains fractals. You have to watch it.

Starring a private eye called Manny Brot, it's a brooding tale which kicks off with a bump on the head, a mysterious femme fatale and a strange encounter on a windswept peak. As Brot tries to save the dame, he faces geometric riddles and tortuous math. This is

Starring a private eye called Manny Brot, it's a brooding tale which kicks off with a bump on the head, a mysterious femme fatale and a strange encounter on a windswept peak. As Brot tries to save the dame, he faces geometric riddles and tortuous math. This is

*The Case of the Missing Fractals*.## Handa's Surprise.

## Handa's Hen.

Two beautiful animated stories with Handa's Surprise and Handa's Hen. As Handa travels to her friends with 7 fruits in a basket on her head, various animals steal them one at a time. A great story for younger children looking at subtraction. In Handa's Hen looks at counting on and simple addition using animals.

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handas_surprise_education_pack.pdf | |

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handas_hen_complete2.pdf | |

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handa.pdf | |

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## Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land.

This oldie but goodie clocks in at almost 30 minutes long. (I have now broken this down into three smaller parts) Maybe too long for a single lesson, but definitely a cartoon that you could dip in and out of as it does explain some mathematical concepts very well.

Stop Time:

1:00 onwards - What numbers can you see in the cave?

1:40 What shapes can you see?

3:00 Fractions and music. Pythagoras discovering that by halving a string you can make different octaves. Used fractions.

4:13 Talk about the 'Pentagram', why do you think it was called this?

7:00 Nice sequence about the 'Pentagram'

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1:00 onwards - What numbers can you see in the cave?

1:40 What shapes can you see?

3:00 Fractions and music. Pythagoras discovering that by halving a string you can make different octaves. Used fractions.

4:13 Talk about the 'Pentagram', why do you think it was called this?

7:00 Nice sequence about the 'Pentagram'

Start: Talks about the golden rectangle.

2:10 Looking at things in nature and the Pentagon. Shows very clearly the link between Pythagoro's star and the perfect proportions of nature

4:45 Maths in games such as chess, baseball, basketball, hopscotch and billiards.

2:10 Looking at things in nature and the Pentagon. Shows very clearly the link between Pythagoro's star and the perfect proportions of nature

4:45 Maths in games such as chess, baseball, basketball, hopscotch and billiards.

Start: continues billiards sequence but looks at angles.

4:50 looking at the perfect circle, a sphere.

5:40 3D shape and their importance.Lots if things in the everyday context.

4:50 looking at the perfect circle, a sphere.

5:40 3D shape and their importance.Lots if things in the everyday context.