# Explain how the quotient is affected when the divisor is equal to the dividend

I can explain how the quotient is affected when the divisor is equal to the dividend.

# Explain how the quotient is affected when the divisor is equal to the dividend

I can explain how the quotient is affected when the divisor is equal to the dividend.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

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

### Common misconception

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

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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