Division is a mathematical operation used to 'divide' a number into parts or groups. It is the opposite of multiplication. It is used to find out how many times one number will go into another.
Division: The Basics
Divisor: The number you are dividing by. Dividend: The number you are dividing. Quotient: The answer to the division problem.
What is your favorite way to divide a circle into equal parts?
- Using a protractor
- Drawing lines from the center of the circle to the edge
- Drawing two diameter lines
- Dividing it into eight equal parts by drawing one line and then drawing four more lines at 90 degrees to the first one
Division is one of the four basic operations in mathematics. Division is closely related to fractions. The symbol for division is ÷, which looks like a fraction line.
Draw / write: What are some ways that division can be used in everyday life?
Draw / write: What strategies can you use to solve a division problem?
Think about a time when you used division. What was the outcome?
What did you learn about division from this experience?