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Divide by 2 and 3

In this worksheet, students work out how to share a number of apples equally between two or three people.

'Divide by 2 and 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multiplication/Division Problems

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be sharing objects into equal groups to divide by 2 and 3. 

 

Here, we have 6 apples and two children. 

 

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If we share the apples between the two children, they will each get 3 apples. 

 

Let's try an example. This time, we will be sharing into three groups. 

 

Example

If these apples are shared equally between three children, how many does each child get?

 

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Answer

To share equally, group the apples in three portions.

                      

 

3 + 3 + 3 = 9

Each child gets 3 apples.

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