DIVISION

Our maths focus to begin this term is DIVISION.  Division is the sharing or grouping a number into equal parts.  In a division equation this first number is the total being divided then there is the division symbol.  The next number is the number that will divide the total.  the answer is the result of the dividing.  It is called the quotient.

There are two symbols used for division: and

I wonder if anyone can find out what is the mathematical name for this

Like in mulitplication, we can use arrays to help us visuslise and solve division problems:

Here is a fun game to help practice division facts… Start with level One

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/dividermachine.html

 

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