# Division With the Stamp Game

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Division With the Stamp Game
Math - Arithmetical Operations
LevelPrimary
Age5+
PrerequisitesUnderstanding of Decimal System
MaterialsStamp Game Set
green pencil
blue pencil
red pencil
pencil
strip of paper

This activity teaches the child division at a higher level of abstraction.

## Presentations

### Static Division

1. Take the material to a table. (Could also be done on a very smooth mat with a clipboard for writing.) Start with a problem that won't require exchanging and that won't have a remainder.
2. Lay out the stamps for the first number in the problem.
3. Remind the child that the second number in a division problem shows how many people you are dividing amongst.
4. Set the skittles for the divisor as shown.
5. Start divvying out the thousands.
6. Then divvy out the hundreds.
7. Divvy out the tens.
8. Divvy out the units.
9. Remind the child the answer is the amount that each person gets. Record the answer on the paper.

### Dynamic Division

This is done in the same way as Static Division, except that exchanging must take place.

1. step one
2. step two
3. step three
4. step four
5. step five
6. step six
7. step seven
8. step eight
9. step nine
10. step ten
11. step eleven
12. step twelve
13. step thirteen
14. step fourteen
15. step fifteen
16. step sixteen

## Material

A standard stamp game set includes 81 unit stamps, 81 ten stamps, 81 hundred stamps, 18 thousand stamps, 9 unit skittles, 9 ten skittles, 9 hundred skittles, 1 thousand skittle, 9 green circles, 9 blue circles, and 9 red circles.

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Introduction to the Stamp Game
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