# What is division?

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 Use counters to help you with the activities below Think: You and a friend have 12 candies and you want to share them equally Do: Draw a picture showing how the candies can be shared       Write: The division sentence 12 ÷ 2 = 6 Say: The division sentence Twelve divided by two equals six Think: What if you and 2 friends wanted to share 12 candies equally Do: Draw a picture showing how the candies can be shared       Write: The division sentence 12 ÷ 3 = 4 Say: The division sentence Twelve divided by three equals four Think: You've got 15 questions for homework and you have three days to do them in. You want to do the same number of questions on each day. Do: Draw a picture showing how you could group the questions for each day.       Write: The division sentence 15 ÷ 3 = 5 Say: The division sentence Fifteen divided by three equals five

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## Related Resources

The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (3OA02) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Division Worksheet shown above.

Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of  shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.

### Worksheet

Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:

Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division