Partitive (Partition) Division

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of partitive (partition) division:

  • It involves determining how many are in each group using division when the entire amount and the number of groups within that amount are known.

  • It is division by sharing equally among groups.

  • It may also be called "sharing" or "fair-share" division.


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Quotative Division

Nina has 10 cookies. She eats two cookies every day. How many days will it take Nina to eat all 10 cookies?

Known: Number of cookies per day (number of objects in each group)

Unknown: Number of days (number of groups)

TEKS: This term is not explicitly stated in the TEKS.