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Division Strategies

Zero Property

(Dividing 0 by a number)
When you divide 0 by a number, the quotient is always 0.
0 ÷ 4 = 0
 

Dividing a Number by Itself

When you divide a number by itself, the quotient is always 1.
7 ÷ 7 = 1

Use Double Double Facts

      (Dividing by 4)
When dividing by 4, you can break the number in half and then half again.
To solve 24 ÷ 4, you can think of 24 ÷ 2 = 12 and then 12 ÷ 2 = 6

Use Half Facts

Look for the doubles multiplication facts in division problems. The quotient is always 2.
18÷ 9 = 2      14÷ 7 = 2
 

Think Multiplication

You can think about a division problem in terms of multiplication.
24 ÷ 6   6 x ? = 24  6 x 4 = 24 
 

Identity Property

 (Dividing by 1)
When you divide a number by 1, the quotient is that number.     6 ÷ 1 = 6

Use Double Facts

(Dividing by 2)
When dividing by 2, you break the number in half.
18 ÷ 2     Half of 18 is 9 because 9 x2 = 18
 

Use Double Double Double Facts

(Dividing by 8) 
When dividing by 8, you can break the number in half, then half again and then half again.
To solve 64 ÷ 8, start with  64 ÷ 2 = 32, then 32 ÷ 2= 16, then 16 ÷ 2= 8
 

Five is Half of Ten

60 ÷ 5 Think  60 ÷ 10 = 6 ; half as many groups means twice as many in each group. So 60 ÷ 5 = 12
 

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