In mathematics, a dividend is the number that is being divided in a division problem. It is the total quantity or amount that is to be divided into a certain number of equal parts. When performing division, the dividend is the number that the divisor is being divided into to obtain the quotient.

If we have the division problem 15 ÷ 3 = 5, then 15 is the dividend, 3 is the divisor, and 5 is the quotient.

**Definition:**Understand that the dividend is the total quantity or amount that is being divided in a division problem.**Relation to Division:**Learn how the dividend, divisor, and quotient are related in a division problem.**Examples:**Practice solving division problems to identify the dividend in each case.**Word Problems:**Solve word problems involving division to recognize the dividend in real-life situations.**Properties:**Explore the properties of division and how the dividend affects the result of the division.

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Decimals/Fractions Worksheet/Answer key

Decimals/Fractions Worksheet/Answer key

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Number and Operations (NCTM)

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Develop understanding of fractions as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a collection, as locations on number lines, and as divisions of whole numbers.

Recognize and generate equivalent forms of commonly used fractions, decimals, and percents.

Algebra (NCTM)

Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.

Model problem situations with objects and use representations such as graphs, tables, and equations to draw conclusions.

Grade 4 Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM)

Number and Operations: Developing an understanding of decimals, including the connections between fractions and decimals

Students understand decimal notation as an extension of the base-ten system of writing whole numbers that is useful for representing more numbers, including numbers between 0 and 1, between 1 and 2, and so on. Students relate their understanding of fractions to reading and writing decimals that are greater than or less than 1, identifying equivalent decimals, comparing and ordering decimals, and estimating decimal or fractional amounts in problem solving. They connect equivalent fractions and decimals by comparing models to symbols and locating equivalent symbols on the number line.