University of Edinburgh

BSL Maths Glossary - divide - Example (symbol ÷)

Subject level: Foundation


I went to the shop to buy some sweets - some Smarties. I could feel them rattling. Now there were 3 of us so I empied the Smarties out into a pile and found there were 12 of them. But there were 3 of us so how should we divide them? So 12 divided by 3 - just a minute and I'll do it - so that is 4 each. Now I'll check; 4 add 4 add 4 is 12 so I divided correctly.