What Is a Division Sentence?

A division sentence includes numbers and the operation of division. It is one type of number sentence used most often in primary grades.

Number sentences include numbers, an operation symbol, and either a greater than, less than or equal sign. In the United States, students in elementary school learn how to write number sentences as an introduction to mathematical structure in preparation for more complex types of functions, such as algebra. Number sentences use the four primary operators, which include addition, subtraction, multiplication or division and as such, division sentences use the division sign as the operation symbol. Students may be presented with division sentences such as 6 / 3 = 2.