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Learn how sharing equally relates to division.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos
  • three activities


How sharing equally relates to division

The idea of sharing is used to help explain division.

When a quantity is shared equally between people, what you're calculating is how much each person gets (how big each share is).

By the end of this lesson, you will appreciate:

  • what 'sharing equally' and 'not sharing equally' means.
  • that 'shared between' is a way to understand what the ÷ symbol means.
  • how to answer a division question in the 2s, 5s or 10s such as 30 ÷ 5 = 6.
  • if you know a division fact such as 30 ÷ 5 = 6, you can use it to help to work out 30 ÷ 6 = 5.

Watch this video which shows how to share equally and focuses on the language of 'shared between' (for example 20 shared between 10).

The video provides opportunities for talking, handling real objects and answering questions.

In this next video you will look at the connection between 'shared between' and the ÷ symbol.


Activity 1

Have a go at this worksheet to show your understanding of sharing and division.

Sharing and division

Finished? Check your answers here

Activity 2

Have a go with this interactive sharing widget. Try and answer as many of the questions as you can.

Interactive concept tables

Activity 3

Karate Cats

Play the multiplication and division level of Karate Cats Maths - can you collect a cool new costume for your cats?

Game - Karate Cats Maths

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