# Explain how a divisor of one affects the quotient

I can explain how a divisor of one affects the quotient.

# Explain how a divisor of one affects the quotient

I can explain how a divisor of one affects the quotient.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- If the divisor is equal to 1, then the dividend and the quotient will be equal.
- Any number divided by 1 is equal to itself.

### Common misconception

Children are unsure as to why, when the divisor is equal to 1, the quotient is equal to the dividend.

Use physical resources e.g. counters or children to represent both sharing and grouping contexts to help children to visualise the idea before applying to abstract equations.

### 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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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

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