In today’s post we’re going to learn what a division is, and what we call the numbers that make up a division.
Dividing is the same as sharing in equal parts
For example: Imagine we have 10 cupcakes. We want to put them into 2 boxes so that each box has the same number of cupcakes. How would we divide the cupcakes?
We’ve divided 10 cupcakes between 2 boxes and we’ve put 5 cupcakes in each box.
What makes a division?
A division is made up of different numbers, and each of these numbers has a special name. We want to share 7 pineapples between 2 boxes…
We’ve put 3 pineapples in each box, and we have one pineapple left over.
- The total number of pineapples that we have to give out is called the Dividend.
- The number of boxes that we want to to put the pineapples into is called the Divisor.
- The number of pineapples that we’ve put into each box is called the Quotient.
- The number of pineapples that we have left over is called the Remainder.
Types of divisions:
- Exact divisions: When the remainder is zero, or in other words, when there’s nothing left over when we’ve finished dividing (sharing).
- Integer division: When the remainder is not zero, or, when we have 1 or more than 1 left over when we’ve finished the division (sharing).
And that’s it for today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning the basic concepts of divisions. If you want to keep practising divisions and much more, you just have to log in to Smartick.