Lesson 1 – Grouping


  • At the end of this lesson, students should be able to divide numbers by grouping them.

Before we start, here are some vocabularies to be learnt.


DIVIDE: To divide is to carry out the operation of division or sharing a quantity into a number of equal parts. Example, divide 10 by 5.

QUOTIENT: is the result of dividing one number by another. For example; what is the quotient when you divide 6 by 2? The quotient is 3.

DIVIDEND: The number to be divided is the dividend.

DIVISOR: The number used to divide the dividend.

DIVISIBLE: One number that can be divided exactly by another number is said to be divisible by the second number.

SHARE: To share is to divide equally between two or more people or groups.


We can divide items by grouping them into a desired number.

Example 1

There are 20 strawberries here, let’s put them into groups


Example 2

There are 12 chicks .Let’s put them in groups

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