In this activity, we will be learning a method of dividing by 4 to find one quarter of a number.
One quarter means 1 out of 4 parts.
So to find one quarter of a number, we need to divide it into 4 equal parts, as shown in this bar model.
To work out a quarter of a number quickly, we can use a mental method to divide by 4.
First, we halve the number.
Then we halve that answer.
This diagram shows how to use this method to find one quarter of 24.
Half of  24  is 


Half of 

is 


A quarter of  24  is 


24 ÷ 4 = 

Let's try an example question together.
Example
Use this table to find 64 ÷ 4 by finding A and B.
Half of  64  is 


Half of 

is 


A quarter of  64  is 


64 ÷ 4 = 

Answer
First, we find half of 64. This is A.
A is worth 32.
Next, we find half of A (32), which is 16.
Half of  64  is 


Half of 

is 


A quarter of  64  is 


64 ÷ 4 = 

So A is 32 and B is 16.
One quarter of 64 is 16.
Now that you know this method, it's time to try dividing some numbers by 4.
Good luck!