The Short Answer
24 ÷ 3 = 8
How we got there (it involves cookies!)
Division is a way of finding out how many groups of a certain size can fit into a larger amount.
Here’s an example: let’s say you have 24 cookies, and you want to divide them equally among 3 of your friends. You can use division to figure out how many cookies each of your friends will get.
To do this, we use the division symbol, which looks like a little line with a dot on top (÷). The number we are dividing (in this case, 24) goes on top of the line, and the number we are dividing by (in this case, 3) goes on the bottom. So it looks like this: 24 ÷ 3
To find the answer, we need to divide 24 by 3. That means we need to figure out how many groups of 3 cookies we can fit into 24 cookies. We can do this by dividing the cookies into groups of 3 and counting how many groups we have.
So, if we divide the cookies into groups of 3, we get 8 groups of 3 cookies each. That means each of your friends will get 8 cookies.
We write the answer like this: 24 ÷ 3 = 8
So, division is a way of finding out how many groups of a certain size can fit into a larger amount. It’s kind of like when you divide a pizza into slices, or when you divide a big pile of Legos into smaller piles to share with your friends.
Now…Here’s a little rhyming poem about 24 divided by 3:
Twenty-four cookies, divided into three
Gives us an answer, as plain as can be
Eight cookies each, is the final score
That’s what we get, when we divide 24 by four
And another one!
Twenty-four cookies, divided by three
Leaves us with eight, as you can see
Each friend gets a share, it’s their lucky day
Thanks to division, in a neat and tidy way
We hope that helps!
Division can be a little tricky at first, but with some practice and a little bit of patience, you’ll be a pro at it in no time. Just remember that division is all about finding out how many times one number can be divided by another number, and you’ll be well on your way to understanding this math equation.
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