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Basic Division Lesson 1: Number 1

Welcome to Basic Division. In this unit, you will learn how to divide numbers from one to twelve and also zero. FoxyMath wishes you success!

Here's an easy example:

2
÷
1
=
2
 
    
÷
  
=
    
 
   DarkOrange Box   RosyBrown Box  divided by     Red Box Box  equals     DarkOrange Box   RosyBrown Box

We start with two boxes. We divide these two boxes by one. This means: how many groups of one can we make with the two boxes that we have? Answer: 2.

    


Here's another example:

6
÷
1
=
6
 
            
÷
  
=
            
 
   Brown Box   ForestGreen Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   Empty Box   DarkCyan Box   Coral Box  divided     Red Box Box  equals     Brown Box   ForestGreen Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   Empty Box   DarkCyan Box   Coral Box

We start with six boxes. We divide these six boxes by one. This means: how many groups of one can we make with the six boxes that we have? Answer: 6.

            

   Brown Box   ForestGreen Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   Empty Box   DarkCyan Box   Coral Box

Try this problem.

12
÷
1
=
 
                        
÷
  
=
                        
 
   DeepPink Box   OliveDrab Box   SpringGreen Box   Blue Box   DarkSeaGreen Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   Lavender Box   Chocolate Box   Goldenrod Box   Olive Box   Thistle Box   BlueViolet Box  divided     Red Box Box  equals     DeepPink Box   OliveDrab Box   SpringGreen Box   Blue Box   DarkSeaGreen Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   Lavender Box   Chocolate Box   Goldenrod Box   Olive Box   Thistle Box   BlueViolet Box

We start with twelve boxes. We divide these twelve boxes by one. This means: how many groups of one can we make with the twelve boxes that we have? Answer: 12.

                        

   DeepPink Box   OliveDrab Box   SpringGreen Box   Blue Box   DarkSeaGreen Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   Lavender Box   Chocolate Box   Goldenrod Box   Olive Box   Thistle Box   BlueViolet Box

In order to do basic division, you must memorize some equations but fear not: FoxyMath will help you! For this lesson, there is only one equation to learn:

  1 ÷ 1 =   1
  2 ÷ 1 =   2
  3 ÷ 1 =   3
  4 ÷ 1 =   4
  5 ÷ 1 =   5
  6 ÷ 1 =   6
  7 ÷ 1 =   7
  8 ÷ 1 =   8
  9 ÷ 1 =   9
10 ÷ 1 = 10
11 ÷ 1 = 11
12 ÷ 1 = 12

As we see, any number divided by one is the number itself.

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