December 2nd

2nd December 2021

Divide by 1 and Itself

Write and solve the calculation being described.

  • 5 counters grouped into ones. 
  • 5 counters shared between 5 people. 
  • 5 counters grouped into fives. 
  • 5 counters shared between 1 person. 
  • 12 counters grouped into ones. 
  • 12 counters grouped into twelves. 
  • 12 counters shared between 1 person.
  • 12 counters shared between 12 people. 


  • Prove to me that when I divide 9 by 1, the answer will be 9. 


  • 5 ÷ 1 = 5
  • 5 ÷ 5 = 1
  • 5 ÷ 5 = 1
  • 5 ÷ 1 = 5
  • 12 ÷ 1 = 12
  • 12 ÷ 12 = 1
  • 12 ÷ 1 = 12
  • 12 ÷ 12 = 1

Challenge Answer

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