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Fun Ways to Teach Division to Kids

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Are you struggling to teach division?  I have a whole bunch of fun resources to help you teach your kids the basics of division. Hopefully these will make math a little more interesting in your home or classroom!

My son is beginning to learn division. He is having a hard time understanding the concept, so I decided to try out a few things to help him. I want to get him over the fear of it. We started by playing a simple game. I gave him 30 beads and a muffin tin. He had to divide the beads between the slots evenly. We started with dividing between 2 spots only, then moved up in numbers. If there were any left over, we talked about remainders. Then we reduced the number of beads and tried it again. We tried it with our math blocks as well. Using manipulates seemed to really make it click for him.

Free Worksheets &

 Printables on Division:

The Worksheet Place has free worksheets to download.
Division Magic Squares from HoJo’s Teaching Adventures
Division Hint Sheet from Classroom Freebies Too
Pizza Division on Teacher’s Notebook
Tons of cool math printables from Practical Pages
Division Bang Game from Hunter’s Teaching Tales
Burst the Balloons Division Game from Teachers Pay Teachers
Math Facts Cards from Donna Young
What’s My Share from Teachers Pay Teachers

Learning Division On YouTube:  

Learning Apps to Teach Division:


Books on Division:

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  1. Super resources! Love your muffin tin idea! How old is your son?

  2. Wonderful resources! Thanks! If you want to link up this post to my MaTh activity Thursday tomorrow that would be awesome.

    Kids Math Teacher

  3. Thanks! :) He is almost 9.

  4. This is a great way to work on division.

  5. Thanks for the shout out! I’m seeing some traffic from it and I’m pinning it now. :)

  6. pinned to keep for a few years!!!

  7. This is a great way to teach division. We bake a lot around our home so I will try this one the next time we fire up the oven and wait to bake our next recipe :-)

    Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! I do hope that you will visit my neck of the magical woods every week and take a quick rest by the tree on the tree stump while you read everyone’s blog posts that they have so thoughtfully shared with all of us.

  8. I love the muffin tins and beads. It can be so easy to overlook the value of simple manipulatives when teaching our children these concepts, but it makes so much difference. Thank you for sharing!

  9. This is SUCH a great round-up, Karyn. Thanks so much for sharing at After School!

  10. Featuring on Monday’s linkup! Thanks again!

  11. Wow – so many great ideas here. My 6 year old is intensely interested in division – I am pinning this post to get her more resources to explore on her own. Thanks for sharing with Afterschool.

  12. What an awesome selection. We’re a couple years away from division but I’m pinning this for future reference.

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love all these fun, hands on way to learn division!! Thanks for linking up and sharing your creativity at TGIF! I featured this today. I hope to see you linked up again later today,

    Have a great weekend,

  14. Some great ideas!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  15. I really like the muffin tin and bead idea…will be using – thanks!

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