James has 18 cookies. He put six cookies on each
plate. Find the number of plates he needs
by finishing the bar model. 18 divided by six equals blank.
If we break 18 up into two pieces,
we can say that 18 equals six plus 12. If you take six away from 18, you
have 12 left. And if James is putting six cookies
on each plate, then we need to take six from 12. 12 minus six equals six. And that means that 18 can be
divided into three groups of six. It shows us that 18 divided by six
If James filled three plates with
six cookies each, he would use 18 cookies, which is what he started with. This is another way to show that 18
divided by six equals three.