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Elementary Definition--Multiplication and Division Concepts--Division

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# Division

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Multiplication and Division

## Definition

Division is the operation of finding how many times one number is contained within another.

## Description

Division is a key mathematical operation that helps in understanding the concept of distributing a quantity into equal parts. It is represented by the symbol ÷ or /. For example, dividing 20 by 4 gives 5, meaning 4 fits into 20 exactly 5 times. Division is used in various fields such as finance, engineering, and science to solve problems involving equal distribution, rates, and proportions. Mastery of division is essential for progressing in mathematics, particularly in topics like fractions, ratios, and algebra. It also helps in developing logical reasoning and problem-solving skills.

**Teacher script**: "If you have 20 cookies and you want to share them equally with 4 friends, how many cookies does each friend get? Let's divide 20 by 4 to find out."

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Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 |
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Grade Range | 2 - 4 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Arithmetic• Multiplication• Multiplication Expressions and Equations |

Copyright Year | 2021 |

Keywords | multiplication, division, equation |