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Visual Division

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 3 Algebra - 3.OA.A.3

How Using Images Can Help You Learn How to Divide - If you’re just starting your academic math journey with division, then it is highly recommended that you make use of visual aid. You might be wondering why? Drawing a picture can help you understand division problems far better. First, draw the same number of boxes as the number of divisors. Then you should move from one box to another adding in a dot that represents one of the total dividends. The number that you have each box is the answer. Let's try understanding that with an example. The picture below we are trying to solve 20 / 4 =? We have drawn 4 boxes. We start putting in the 20 dots taking one box at a time. We end up with 5 dots in each box. The number is 5. You can always check your answers through multiplication. Just take the quotient or the answer then just multiply with the divisor. The result you will get will be the dividend. These worksheets and lessons will help bring division to life for students.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

I love the put the groups in circles concept. I got this idea from working with Venn diagrams.

  • Homework 1 - Separate the milk cartons into three even groups. Draw an arrow from the milk to each circle.
  • Homework 2 - Separate the frogs into four even groups. Draw an arrow from the frogs to each circle
  • Homework 3 - We have 9 hearts. We want to distribute into three even groups. 9 ÷ 3 = 3. Three hearts in each group.

Practice Worksheets

More of the same here, but these guys all have a big smile on!

  • Practice 1 - Separate the apples into two even groups.
  • Practice 2 - Goldfish and ice cream bars.
  • Practice 3 - Mark each problem as true or false. These items can be evenly divided between the circles.

Math Skill Quizzes

The quizzes will help you key in on any weakness you might have.

  • Quiz 1 - See how well you are running with this.
  • Quiz 2 - For each problem write the number of items that would appear in each circle, if the items were divided evenly.