Solving One Step Word Problems using division

This lesson will focus on using division embedded into a single step word problem. When solving one step word problems it is important you slow down and read carefully, you want to ensure you are answering the question correctly. We have learned multiple strategies thus far that will assist us with solving one step word division word problems. For example, you can use arrays, skip counting, repeated subtraction, or grouping.


Take a look at this example…Solve the following one step word problem using one of the previously learned strategies.


Sherryl is selling concert tickets, she has 30 tickets packed into 6 bags. How many bags are needed?


30- 6 = \bold{24}

24-6=\bold{18}

18-6=\bold{12}

12-6=\bold{6}

6-6= \bold{0}


We subtracted 6 five times, that means our quotient is 5.


Below is also an example of grouping. We separated 6 bags and partitioned 30 tickets until the tickets were gone, this left us with five tickets in each bag.


Now you try…Solve the following one step word problem using one of the previously learned strategies.


Brandon had 33 watches, if he has 3 drawers, how many watches belong in each drawer?

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