Introduction To Division

Divide means to split a large group of items into smaller groups, each having an equal number of items. Division is the exact opposite of multiplication. Division can be simply referred to as repeated subtraction.

## Division as Equal Sharing :

Division can be introduced as the concept of equal sharing for kids. Equal sharing can easily be demonstrated by using manipulatives, such as distributing 12 cupcakes equally among 3 kids.

## Division as a Repeated Subtraction :

Division can also be introduced as the concept of repeated subtraction using concrete examples. Repeated subtraction is a method of subtracting an equal number of items from a larger group until 0 is obtained.

Division is denoted by the two symbols  ” ÷ ” and “/”. Kids learn the important concept of sharing by learning division. Division also reinforces the concepts of subtraction and further complex calculations in math.

## Divisor, Dividend, Quotient, Remainder

Important terms used in division are :

Dividend : Dividend is the number to be divided in the process of division.

Divisor : The divisor is the number by which a dividend is divided.

Quotient :  Quotient is the result or the answer obtained by the process of division.

Remainder :  The left out number or remaining number after the complete division is called the remainder.

The division formula can be expressed as :

Dividend = Divisor x Quotient + Remainder

The pace and complexity level of the questions are adjusted as per the level and age of the child.

Posters

Teaching division with kid-friendly, clear, and easy-to-understand posters :

Story

Ignite kids’ curiosity with engaging stories for role play and skits, making the learning of this concept an exciting and effective experience. Teaching division through stories from Uncle Math School by Fun2do Labs :

Text of Stories

Activities

Learning to divide can be made enjoyable by incorporating interactive games and activities.

### Share the Cherries :

Early learners love this activity; it helps to reinforce the concept of division as sharing in a better way. This activity requires the following items : dice, paper, pen, pom-poms.

1. Draw two ice cream cones and one basket on the sheet of paper and give a die to a kid.
2. Instruct the kid to roll a die and check the number.
3. Pick pom-poms as per the number on the dice.
4. Divide pom-poms equally between two ice cream cones and put them as cherries on the cone.

Worksheets

Help your kids practise division with interesting and engaging fun worksheets and solutions from Uncle Math by Fun2do Labs.

Worksheet 0558 : Forming Equals Groups
Solution 0558 : Forming Equals Groups

Worksheet 0559 : Introduction To Division
Solution 0559 : Introduction To Division
Worksheet 0560 : Division As Repeated Subtraction
Solution 0560 : Division As Repeated Subtraction
Worksheet 0561 : Division Sentences
Solution 0561 : Division Sentences
Worksheet 0562 : Division By Sharing
Solution 0562 : Division By Sharing
Worksheet 0563 : Division By Sharing
Solution 0563 : Division By Sharing
Worksheet 0564 : Dividing By Repeated Subtraction
Solution 0564 : Dividing By Repeated Subtraction
Worksheet 0565 : Division On Number Line
Solution 0565 : Division On Number Line
Worksheet 0566 : Fact Family
Solution 0566 : Fact Family
Worksheet 0567 : Multiplication And Division
Solution 0567 : Multiplication And Division
Worksheet 0568 : Multiplication And Division
Solution 0568 : Multiplication And Division
Worksheet 0570 : Division Wheels
Solution 0570 : Division Wheels
Worksheet 0571 : Division Wheels
Solution 0571 : Division Wheels
Worksheet 0572 : Division Wheels
Solution 0572 : Division Wheels
Worksheet 0573 : Division Wheels
Solution 0573 : Division Wheels
Worksheet 0574 : Multiply And Divide By 5
Solution 0574 : Multiply And Divide By 5
Worksheet 0575 : Multiply And Divide By 9
Solution 0575 : Multiply And Divide By 9
Worksheet 0576 : Multiply And Divide By 12
Solution 0576 : Multiply And Divide By 12
Worksheet 0577 : Multiply And Divide By 14
Solution 0577 : Multiply And Divide By 14
Worksheet 0579 : 2 - Digit Number Division By 1 - Digit Number
Solution 0579 : 2 - Digit Number Division By 1 - Digit Number
Worksheet 0580 : Divide And Write
Solution 0580 : Divide And Write
Worksheet 0581 : 3 - Digit Number Division By 1 - Digit Number
Solution 0581 : 3 - Digit Number Division By 1 - Digit Number
Worksheet 0582 : Follow The Correct Path
Solution 0582 : Follow The Correct Path
Worksheet 0583 : Division Without Remainders
Solution 0583 : Division Without Remainders
Worksheet 0584 : Division With Remainders
Solution 0584 : Division With Remainders
Worksheet 0585 : Long Division Method by 1 - Digit Divisor
Solution 0585 : Long Division Method by 1 - Digit Divisor
Worksheet 0586 : Long Division
Solution 0586 : Long Division
Worksheet 0587 : Terms In Division
Solution 0587 : Terms In Division
Worksheet 0588 : Division Challenge
Solution 0588 : Division Challenge
Worksheet 0589 : Division And Check
Solution 0589 : Division And Check
Worksheet 0590 : Division Of 4 Digit Number
Solution 0590 : Division Of 4 Digit Number
Worksheet 0591 : Division Of 4 Digit Number
Solution 0591 : Division Of 4 Digit Number
Worksheet 0592 : Division Of 5 Digit Number
Solution 0592 : Division Of 5 Digit Number
Worksheet 0593 : Division Of 5 Digit Number
Solution 0593 : Division Of 5 Digit Number
Worksheet 0594 : Missing Divisor
Solution 0594 : Missing Divisor
Worksheet 0595 : Missing Factors
Solution 0595 : Missing Factors
Worksheet 0596 : Division Challenge
Solution 0596 : Division Challenge
Worksheet 0606 : Word Problems
Solution 0606 : Word Problems
Worksheet 0607 : Word Problems 2 Digits
Solution 0607 : Word Problems 2 Digits
Worksheet 0608 : Practice Division
Solution 0608 : Practice Division
Worksheet 0609 : Word Problems Large Numbers
Solution 0609 : Word Problems Large Numbers