Divide by Tens

Scripture: Exodus 18

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God provides godly people to help give us godly advice.
  • Students will learn God expects us to follow godly advice.
  • Students will learn God wants us to divide the work He gives us amongst several people and to not try and do everything ourselves.
  • Students will review division by tens.

Guiding Question: How can we divide by tens?

Materials: Paper, pencil

Procedure: Review the story of Jethro’s counsel to Moses focusing on how he gave clear instructions on how to follow through with the advice. Explain that there is a difference between regular advice and godly advice. God wants us to follow godly advice because it comes from His Word and will help us lead a godly lifestyle. God will put people in our life to give us that kind of advice and we need to be open to listening to them. Sometimes it can be hard to ask for help or advice but God does not want us to try and do everything ourselves. He wants us to ask for help when needed from the right people.

Introduce the activity. Review division rules and dividing by 10’s ( can expand to 50’s, 100’s and 1000’s). Model several examples and then give the students several problems to do. Students can draw to help them solve and to check answers until comfortable if needed. 

Additional Questions: How can students use division in a real world context?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students create division word problems for each other to solve. 

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