Quotative Division

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of quotative division:

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

  • It is division by grouping.

  • It is division by forming equal shares across groups.

  • It may also be called "measurement" division.


Video Transcript (PDF)


Partitive (Partition) Division

Francisco has 10 cookies. He eats an equal amount of cookies every day for five days. How many cookies will Francisco eat each day?

Known: Number of days to eat cookies (number of groups)

Unknown: Number of cookies eaten each day (number of objects in each group)

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