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Division - Which part is which? What's a quotient?
My students are always confusing the parts of division. After all they move around when you least expect it. Depending on the way in which a division problem is set up determines which part is in which place.
The first photo shows a tradition set up of division, with the quotient ending up on top when all the division is done
The second photo shows a horizontal division problem.
Make sure if you start with a horizontal division problem that you know the dividend goes in the box in order to solve the problem.
Don't get mixed up on where those numbers go
So here are the real life examples of the parts of division
Quotient - the answer to a division problem
Divisor - the number we are dividing by
Dividend - the number to be divided
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