# Sample Lesson: Rose

Rose was 5 years and 8 months at the time that this video was made.

**The Problem**

You have 12 candies and you want to give 3 candies to each of your
friends. How
many friends can you give candies to?

**What To Look For In This Video**

- Division problems are not typically introduced to children as young as Rose. I think that is a mistake.
- I encourage Rose to represent the 12 candies with something concrete, some objects that she can count. In other words, I help her to make a "model." (Children are typically discouraged from counting - especially counting on their fingers. That is also a mistake.)
- Rose asks for clarification as to whether or not
**she also**is supposed to get 3 candies. That is a perfectly reasonable question.