AdministratorDecember 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm
Wow, @LeslieMeier! So rarely do I hear folks talk about the two types of division or spending any time on it. In The Concept Holding Your Students Back course here in the Academy, we spend significant time coming back to both quotative and partatitive division. Glad to hear you see the importance.
I’d also agree that some concepts are less critical than others. Number sense is so key as students must have a conceptual understanding and build fluency / flexibility over time. These two types of division are big parts of this as well in order to help access proportional reasoning concepts like ratio, rate, and proportional relationships.