### Other Examples:

- Given 20 blocks, with 5 people, and asked “How many should each person get?”, a child says “4, because 5 groups of 4 is 20.”

### Help your student become a(n) Partitive Divisor

Problems are expanded to those in which children can use multiplication combinations to figure out partitive (sharing) problems, where a number (e.g., 24 candies) is divided into a given number of groups (e.g., 4 people) the question is: how many will there be in each group (how many will each person get?–6!)? A (see the middle column in the "Common Multiplication and Division Situations" document in Resources). We can think of this as 6 X _ = 24. |