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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
 
    
÷
  
=
    
 
   Aqua Box   Purple Box  divided by     Red Box Box  equals     Aqua Box   Purple 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
 
            
÷
  
=
            
 
   Indigo Box   DarkBlue Box   Gold Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkMagenta Box   Fuchsia Box  divided     Red Box Box  equals     Indigo Box   DarkBlue Box   Gold Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkMagenta Box   Fuchsia 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.

            

   Indigo Box   DarkBlue Box   Gold Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkMagenta Box   Fuchsia Box

Try this problem.

12
÷
1
=
 
                        
÷
  
=
                        
 
   Thistle Box   Brown Box   OliveDrab Box   DodgerBlue Box   Lavender Box   Tan Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   SlateBlue Box   BurlyWood Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   YellowGreen Box  divided     Red Box Box  equals     Thistle Box   Brown Box   OliveDrab Box   DodgerBlue Box   Lavender Box   Tan Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   SlateBlue Box   BurlyWood Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   YellowGreen 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.

                        

   Thistle Box   Brown Box   OliveDrab Box   DodgerBlue Box   Lavender Box   Tan Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   SlateBlue Box   BurlyWood Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   YellowGreen 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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