## What is division?

Suppose a group of 18 people are going on a field trip. There are 6 cars available to drive EQUAL groups of people. How many people will be in each car?

To solve the problem above, you must use DIVISION!

When you DIVIDE you are seperating items (or in this case, people) into EQUAL groups. Take a look at the model of DIVISION below.

To solve the problem above, you must use DIVISION!

When you DIVIDE you are seperating items (or in this case, people) into EQUAL groups. Take a look at the model of DIVISION below.

Division can also be used to find the number of equal groups. Suppose I have 18 students to put into science groups. I would like 6 people in each group. How many equal groups will there be? Look at the model below.

Take a look at the following video which shows a model of division:

By: mathstar, http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=106208