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# Basic Division Song (With Repeated Subtraction)

Numberock's Basic Division Song is guaranteed to pump up everyone on your stacked 3rd Grade roster (from the starting five to the bench warmers) while showing them useful division strategies like visualizing division as repeated subtraction and/or seeing division as splitting up a set of objects into equal groups.

So whether your students are captains of the soccer team, like Ben, or like Tanya, are a master in the realm of all things math-letic, this song's upbeat vibe and ridiculously catchy tune is a major win for everyone in your classroom.

#### Basic Division Song Lyrics

Verse One
I was practicing my aim
with three groups of two basketballs -

Took two shots - got nothing but net -
then two more... and two more, yet!
Now zero balls are left - that’s the difference -
and we can show this as a division sentence.

Six HAS HOW MANY GROUPS of two basketballs?
We see three equal groups in all;
so we call the three groups the quotient,
two the divisor, and then six the dividend.

Chorus
The number divided is the dividend.
The divisor divides, so that in the end,
we’ll find the number of groups - that’s the quotient.
We can think of division as repeated subtraction

Verse Two
I was practicing my aim
before the soccer game -
four groups of three soccer balls,
twelve soccer balls in all.

I got the first group of three in the net -
then again, and again, and again, it was a perfect set!
Now zero balls are left - that’s the difference -
and we can show all this as a division sentence.
Twelve HAS HOW MANY GROUPS of three soccer balls?
We see four equal groups in all;
so we call four groups the quotient,
three the divisor, and then twelve the dividend.

Bridge
There are two types of problems when we divide:
we’re either finding the number of groups, or the group size.
If we look at the basketballs we could find three groups of two;
or we could find two balls in three groups, which is equally true.