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Division Worksheets

Tips for Teaching Division - Out of the four basic mathematical operations, the majority of the children struggle with the division. Teaching and learning division can seem like a challenge, but there are easy ways to make kids grasp this concept. Below we have discussed a few tips that will significantly help your children in conceptualizing division. Division: as a way of sharing - It is easier to grasp the concepts of division if it is presented as a way of sharing. Start teaching division as a set of objects distributed among a group in equal numbers. While 15/5 can be confusing, distributing 15 chocolates to 5 friends is simpler for kids to understand. Dividing into small groups - Demonstrate your children how to divide large sets into smaller groups. Then ask them to do the same. You can give them groups of a variety of objects and ask them to divide them into sets of various sizes. Employ different manipulatives and worksheets or household items to conduct these activities. Familiarity with a division symbol - Most of us do not realize the significance of this step and tend to overlook it. Before your children start doing division problems, make sure they are familiar with the symbol of division. Instruct them on how to use common symbols of division. For instance, 12 divided by 2 can be represented as 12 / 2 or 12 รท 2. The way the standards are setup, many division based skills are found in our basic math operations page. In this section you will find materials that specifically focus on division with no tie into any other operations.