#### Sub-goal A: Form equal groups and make equal shares

Forming equal groups provides a foundation for early multiplicative thinking, with students attending to the number of groups and number of items in each group. Equal sharing involves organizing a collection of individual items into a specified number of groups (sharing) or a specified group size (grouping). The instructional resources focus on creating, organizing, and describing equal groups and equal shares.

#### Large Group Instructional Activities

##### Exploring Equal-Sized Groups
Activity 7-A-L-1
Go To Exploring Equal-Sized Groups Activity

Purpose: Develop understanding of equal-sized groups by describing equal grouping tasks

Description: Students explore equal groups to help them develop the initial idea that equal-sized groups have the same number of items.

##### Form a Specified Number of Groups
Activity 7-A-L-2

Purpose: Create specified number of equal-sized groups

Description: Students use a specific number of items to make a specified number of groups with counters and paper plates.

##### Form Groups of a Specified Size
Activity 7-A-L-3

Purpose: Create equal sized groups of a specified size

Description: Students make groups of a given size with counters and paper plates.

##### Building Construction: Making Equal Groups
Activity 7-A-L-4

Purpose: Build repeated equal groups and count how many in all

Description: Students build equal groups using snap cubes to make buildings of the same size and count the cubes to find the total.

#### Small Group Instructional Activities

##### Explore Equal-Sized Groups
Activity 7-A-S-1
Go To Explore Equal-Sized Groups Activity

Purpose: Describe equal-sized groups

Description: Students describe equal groups to develop the initial idea that equal-sized groups have the same number of items.

##### Forming Groups of a Specified Size
Activity 7-A-S-2

Purpose: Create groups of a specified number

Description: Students make groups of a specific number in each group.

##### Forming a Specified Number of Groups
Activity 7-A-S-3

Purpose: Share a collection into a specified number of groups

Description: Students make groups with a specific number in each group.

##### Making and Forming Equal-Sized Groups
Activity 7-A-S-4

Purpose: Build repeated equal groups and count how many in all

Description: Students build repeated equal groups and count how many in all.

#### Independent Instructional Activities

##### Dessert Time: Equal Grouping
Activity 7-A-I-1
Go To Dessert Time: Equal Grouping Activity

Purpose: Share a collection into groups of a given size

Description: Students create equal groups of a specified size.

##### Who Has More Passengers?
Activity 7-A-I-2

Purpose: Share a collection into a specified number of groups

Description: Students practice sharing a collection into a specific number of groups.

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