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Learn how grouping equally relates to division.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos
  • three activities


How grouping equally relates to division

Make sure you have read about division as sharing to understanding division as grouping.

When a quantity is put into equal groups, what you’re calculating is how many groups.

By the end of this lesson, you will appreciate:

  • what 'grouping equally' and 'not grouping equally' means.
  • that 'into groups of' 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 put objects into equal groups and focuses on the language of 'into groups of'.

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

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

There's also a reminder that division questions can be thought of as 'how many groups of … make …?' (for example how many groups of 10 make 80?).


Activity 1

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

Grouping and division

Finished? Check here for the answers sheet

Activity 2

Have a go with this interactive grouping 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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