Division With Equal Groups

Contributor: Ashley Rose. Lesson ID: 10052

Do you like yummy snacks? Learning about division and equal groups is much more fun when it's hands-on! Use food to see how division looks by creating models that represent division number sentences!


Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Whole Numbers and Operations

learning style
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Did you know that your food can help you learn math?

Learn how to divide while having a snack!

math equation with a beetroot, carrot, onion, and turnip

Don't worry. You get to pick your own snack!

Now is your chance to find your snack!

It needs to be something where you can eat 6 pieces, like crackers, grapes, cookies, blueberries, chocolate chips, or fruit snacks.

But hold on! You cannot eat your snack until the end of the lesson!

candy hearts

Now, you have 6 pieces of a snack, like heart candies.

This is the total amount you will be dividing.

Divide means to split a total number into parts using equal groups.

First, divide your 6 snack pieces into 2 groups.

Add one snack piece to each group until you put all 6 pieces into a group.

Click through the slides to see all 6 heart candies divided into equal groups.

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Your snack pieces should look like this last above image.

You started with 6 total snack pieces. You divided them into 2 equal groups. Each group has 3 pieces of snacks.

You just divided!

Now, you can write a division equation to match the equal groups!

6 ÷ 2 = 3

Start over!

This time, divide your 6 snack pieces into one equal group.

6 hearts

  • How many pieces are in your 1 group?

All 6 pieces!

6 divided into 1 equal group. Each group has 6 pieces of snacks.

6 ÷ 1 = 6

Try another!

Try dividing your 6 snack pieces into 4 equal groups.

4 groups of hearts

  • Can you?

Nope! You cannot make equal groups! 6 divided by 4 does not work.

  • Do you see any other ways to divide 6 pieces of the snack into equal groups?

3 equal groups

6 divided into 3 equal groups. Each group has 2 pieces of snacks.

6 ÷ 3 = 2

There is one more way to divide 6 into equal groups!

6 equal groups

6 divided into 6 equal groups. Each group has 1 piece of snack.

6 ÷ 6 = 1

Before you move to the Got It? section, practice dividing with equal groups using different total numbers.

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Great job!

Now you are ready for the Got It? section.

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