Video: Drawing Models to Solve Division Story Problems

Liam has 8 candies. He wants to divide them fairly between himself and his friend. They want to make a model to show how to share the candies. Pick the correct model. If he divides 8 candies equally between 2 people, they each get _ candies.

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Video Transcript

Liam has eight candies. He wants to divide them fairly between himself and his friend. They want to make a model to show how to share the candies. Pick the correct model. If he divides eight candies equally between two people, they each get what candies.

In this question, we’re being asked to divide or share eight candies equally between two people. We have to pick the model which shows eight candies shared equally between two people. Here are two groups to represent the two people, Liam and his friend. Here are eight counters to represent the eight candies. Let’s share them equally.

We could give each friend one candy each, two candies each, three candies each, four candies each. Can you spot the model which has four candies each? It’s this one. If Liam divides his eight candies equally between two people, they each get four candies.

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