What better way is there when starting a new topic but with an investigation. Children were tasked to answer the following question:
“If the chocolate on the table I sit at is to be shared out equally when I sit down, which would be the best table to sit at?“
In the classroom there were three tables. One with 1 bar of chocolate on, another with 2 bars of chocolate and a third with 3 bars of chocolate. All children were sent out into the corridor and then asked to come in one by one and answer the above question by sitting at a table.
At the end of the task the children did get to eat the chocolate and fractions was launched successfully!