How To Do Division Worksheets

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Here you will find our selection of free division worksheets to help your child learn all about division and how it works using sharing, grouping and arrays.

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Division Learning

Division is introduced as a concept around Grade 2.

Unlike addition and subtracting, multiplication and division are concepts that do not come naturally to many children. Quite a lot of time may need to be dedicated in developing children's understanding of what division is and how it works. Time spent doing this is time well spent, so that children become more confident with their understanding of division before they continue their journey into learning division facts.

Solving division problems that can be acted out and physically shared out is also a very good way to understand division and what it is all about.

The division learning in 2nd Grade underpins future learning of the division facts, and the standard long division algorithm learnt in future grades.

During 2nd grade, children should be learning the following division skills:

  • understand what division is and how it works;
  • solve simple division problems with a context.

How To Do Division

Having a solid foundation of what division is and how it works is the most important thing to teach children in 2nd grade.

There are also different ways of looking at division such as:

  • division as grouping - how many groups of ... make ...
  • division as sharing - what is ... shared between ...
  • division as repeated subtraction
  • division as the inverse of multiplication

The following sheets are about division as sharing, grouping and also using arrays.

They have been designed to help your child learn how to do division.

How to do Division as sharing

Example: 8 ÷ 4 = 2

sharing 8 by 4

The above example shows 8 trees shared (or planted) into 4 equal groups. There are two trees in each group, so 8 ÷ 4 = 2.

Example: 15 ÷ 3 = 5

sharing 15 by 3

The above example shows 15 penguins divided (or shared) into 3 equal groups. There are 5 penguins in each group, so 15 ÷ 3 = 5.

How to do Division as grouping

Example: 8 ÷ 4 = 2

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The above example shows 8 trees divided (or planted) into groups of 4. There are two groups of trees, so 8 ÷ 4 = 2.

This gives us the sentence: 8 trees divided into groups of four makes 2 groups of trees.

This gives us the calculation: 8 ÷ 4 = 2

Example: 15 ÷ 3 = 5

grouping 15 by 3

The above example shows 15 penguins divided into groups of 3. There are 5 groups of penguins, so 15 ÷ 3 = 5.

How To Do Division Worksheets

The following worksheets are all about learning to understand division as sharing and grouping, as well as the link between multiplication and division using arrays.

These sheets will give your child a good grounding in basic division, and will help give them a picture in their heads of what it is all about.

An answer sheet is available for each worksheet provided.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • understand how division by sharing and division into groups works;
  • understand division through arrays;
  • understand the link between multiplication and division.

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Other Recommended Worksheets

Here are some of our other related worksheets you might want to look at.

Solving Division Problems

The following webpages involve using grouping as a model to help to develop an understanding of what division is, and to solve simple division problems.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • understand division in terms of grouping.
  • understand how to group a set of objects into same size groups;
  • solve simple division sentences by putting objects into groups.

All the sheets in this section will help your child to develop their understanding of division.

Using Multiplication Worksheets

The following webpage involve understanding multiplication both as repeated addition and also using arrays.

The sheets in this section are more challenging than the array sheets, as they are not based around visual models for support.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • understand multiplication as repeated addition;
  • understand multiplication using arrays;
  • convert a repeated addition to a multiplication calculation.

All the sheets in this section will help your child to develop his or her multiplication understanding.

Division Facts Worksheet Generator

Here is our free generator for division facts.

This easy-to-use generator will create randomly generated division worksheets for you to use.

Each sheet comes complete with answers if required.

The areas the generator covers includes:

  • Dividing with numbers to 5x5;
  • Dividing with a single times table;
  • Practicing division with selected times tables;

These free printable math worksheets can be used in a number of ways to help your child with their division table learning.

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