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The concept of division is central to solving these problems, though it may not be the only required operation.

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Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 1: Operations with Numbers
NCTM Standards:
   Number and Operations Standard for Grades Pre-K-3

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Back to School -
Grade 2. Figure out how many packs of pencils Mr. Gonzalez needs for his class. ... more>>

Bubblegum -
Grade 2. Divide pieces of bubblegum equally among three sisters. ... more>>

Counting Shells -
Grade 2. Use the clues to figure out how many shells Jack has. ... more>>

Donuts on a Tray -
Grade 2. Help Glenda to figure out how to arrange snacks on a tray in equal rows. ... more>>

Fourth of July -
Grade 2. Figure out how many hot dogs and hot dog buns a mom needs to buy for a barbecue. ... more>>

Goldfish Galore -
Grade 1. Divide 20 goldfish evenly between two friends. ... more>>

Gum for Everyone! -
Grade 1. Can 10 (and then 11) pieces of gum be shared equally among three people? ... more>>

Helping Hands -
Grade 1. Use fractions to divide some brownies between three classmates. ... more>>

Letter to Grandma -
Grade 1. Use fractions to figure out the number of folds in a piece of paper. ... more>>

Picnic at the Park -
Grade 2. Figure out how many sandwiches one loaf of bread can make. ... more>>

Pizza Predicament -
Grade 1. Divide a pizza equally among four people so that each person gets their favorite topping. ... more>>

Play Ball! -
Grade 1. Figure out how to make kickball teams equal. ... more>>

Rock Garden -
Grade 2. Figure out how much some rocks weigh. ... more>>

The Class Play -
Grade 2. Figure out how many ways 12 chairs can be placed in equal rows. ... more>>

Trolls and Dogs -
Grade 2. Figure out how wide 2 stuffed animals are. ... more>>

Warming Up! -
Grade 1. Divide marshmallows equally between Suresh and his sister. ... more>>

Yummy Gummy Bears -
Grade 1. Figure out how many treats each of three friends can have on their way home from school. ... more>>

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