# Explain each part of a division equation and know how they can be interchanged

I can explain each part of a division equation and know how they can be interchanged.

# Explain each part of a division equation and know how they can be interchanged

I can explain each part of a division equation and know how they can be interchanged.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- The dividend is the whole; it is what is being divided.
- The dividend can only be the dividend in a division equation.
- The divisor and the quotient represent the number of groups or the size of the group.
- The divisor and quotient can swap places and the equation remains correct.

### Common misconception

Children may incorrectly identify parts of the equation.

Multiple opportunities to label and call out the different parts of the equation will help children to become confident in using this new vocabulary.

### Keywords

Dividend - The dividend is what we are dividing.

Divisor - The divisor is what we are dividing by.

Quotient - The quotient is the result after division has taken place.

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

10

3

30

5

7

35

30 ÷ 10 = 3

15 ÷ 5 = 3

9 = 90 ÷ 10