While most educators and parents likely realize that this is a division problem in disguise, what you might not realize is that this prompt represents only one of two types of division.
Yes, I know. Mind blowing, right?
If you’re interested in getting a quick understanding, then check out this set of visual prompts unpacking the two types of division conceptually.
If you’re interested in curious ways to teach division respecting both types, consider this partitive and quotative division problem based unit. We promise that it won’t just be the students doing the learning!
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