Question Video: Dividing Two-Digit Numbers by One-Digit Numbers Using Models Mathematics • 3rd Grade

Use the diagram to calculate 56 ÷ 8.

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Use the following diagram to calculate 56 divided by eight.

In this question, we’ve been shown a diagram or a model to help us calculate 56 divided by eight. We could call this diagram an array. An array is when we organize objects into equal groups. We know there are 56 balloons altogether, and we have to divide those 56 balloons by eight. The divisor, or the number we’re dividing by, is the number eight. We’re being asked how many eights there are in the number 56. So, the array shows us that 56 balloons are ranged into equal groups or rows of eight.

The balloons have been divided into groups of eight. How many equal groups or rows of eight balloons are there? In other words, how many eighths are there in 56? Let’s count them. Here’s one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. If we have 56 balloons and we divide them into equal groups of eight, there are seven groups. 56 divided by eight equals seven. We used the array to help us calculate 56 divided by eight.