We know that students of all ages can sometimes struggle to grasp the concept of division. Fret not because we’re here to help your kiddos learn this challenging skill by providing you with a host of engaging games, videos, and activities to assist where necessary. Get exploring to help your students become division-loving mathematicians in no time!
1. Creating Division Anchor Charts Together
Help your students better understand the concept of division and build their skills by creating an anchor chart together! To do so, talk through a basic equation and show your kiddos how division can be represented in many ways. This poster can then be displayed in your classroom all year long.
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2. Division Factor Fun Worksheet
Here’s an interactive worksheet to help your students solve division problems by having them look at the reverse world problem- multiplication! Your kids will be excited to complete this activity online as the helpful robot will teach them how to conceptualize their answers in both ways.
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3. Teaching Division Using Manipulatives
This technique is a favorite for teaching division to younger students. Your students can divide uniform objects like jelly beans, erasers, marshmallows, or pencils into groups to practice making division models.
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4. Teaching Remainder With Cubes and Whiteboards
Understanding division with remainder can be extremely challenging for your young learners. In this activity, your students will use cubes to depict how leftover pieces resemble remainders. We suggest labeling the amounts on a whiteboard to help make this concept much easier for them to understand.
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5. Teaching Long Division Through Shapes
“Shaped math organizers” is another helpful strategy to try out with your class.! Your visual learners will benefit from this worksheet which uses different shapes and colors to break down each step in a long division problem; simplifying the process entirely.
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6. Baseball Math Game
This printable board game will have all of your students begging to enhance with more division problems! Your 2nd-5th grade students will be eager to try and get their game piece to the home plate before their opponent does; rolling dice and answering division questions to do so!
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7. Division Tic Tac Toe
Play a round of tic tac toe, but make it division-based! As your students correctly solve division number sentences, they’ll get to place an X or an O over the problem on their board. It’s a quick and easy game that you can pull out when your kiddos need more practice and you want to keep the fun going!
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8. Math Puzzle Game
Your students will undoubtedly build their division fluency with this division puzzle game. To play, simply task them with matching puzzle pieces that display division-based word problems with their respective answers.
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9. Division Bingo
We think that your learners will love this version of bingo! Each card, depicting a division equation, will prompt your students to try and match it to a corresponding fraction circle on their bingo board.
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10. Division Video
Begin your math lesson with this engaging video that goes over division rules and the basics! This video is great for students who are having trouble grasping basic division rules because it actively talks them through the bigger concept.
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11. Division Song
This adorable division song will get stuck in your students’ heads- in a good way! This catchy song can be practiced with your little ones and will better help your students understand how to solve division problems.
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12. Knights Quest Division Game
Simply print and cut out the playing cards and the board, and your students will have all they need to partake in a fun round of knight’s quest! This division game is designed with 3rd – 6th grade students in mind and will help them with their division fluency by tasking them with fighting dragons and solving math problems along the way!
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13. Long Division Online Practice Game
Do you want to get your pupils prepared for their math exams? Here’s a digital platform where your students can practice their long division. Watch as they become experts in the routine of long division and gain more confidence in their skills.
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14. Lucky Division Game
This free printable will have all of your young learners smiling as they compete to be division masters. Your students will move their pieces through the game board by correctly answering each equation. The first one to make it to the end of the game board wins!
15. Magic Division Wheel
We’ve chosen this fun division craft for your kiddos to practice working with higher dividends whilst solidifying the relationship between multiplication and division. On each of the petals, your students must write a multiple of the number in the center. Then, when the petal is flipped towards the center, your students will reveal the quotient and be able to solve the equation.
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16. Division Escape Room
Escape rooms are incredibly popular with kids and adults alike! Print out a few division worksheets and purchase some locks (along with a few other materials) and you’ll be all set to simulate an escape room in your classroom; having your students solve division-based problems to find their way out of trouble!
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17. Deck of Cards Math Division
For this game, your students will need this free printable, a deck of playing cards, and a marker. Have them pull cards to determine what numbers they will use for their division problems. Once they’ve solved each problem, hand them a calculator to check all of their answers!
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18. Long Division Challenge
For your more advanced students, try out this long-division challenge! Your students will start with at least a nine-digit number divided by a one-digit number. Then, they will keep dividing the number over and over again until it becomes not divisible by the original number anymore!
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19. Uno Flip Math Card Game
Instead of making flashcards from scratch, use a deck of Uno cards and post-its with a division and equals sign to create equations. To make this game more challenging, have your students make three or four-digit equations with a remainder and try their hand at solving those!
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20. Division Coloring Pages
You can use these division coloring pages any time, but here are some Valentine’s themed pages we’ve picked just for you! Following the color code provided, your students will have to determine the quotient to see what color they must use to fill in each section of the image.
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21. Math Word Wall
Word walls are a very helpful tool to represent math concepts in your classroom. Have your kids help you build one to share their understanding of division-centric vocabulary and refer back to it all year long!
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22. Division Heart Puzzle
This adorable, heart-shaped puzzle is a new take on dominoes! Your 3rd or 4th grader learners will complete the heart by solving all of the equations and placing the puzzle pieces next to their quotient. We bet that they’ll love how their division-solving work turns into a piece of art!
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23. Deep Sea Division Popsicle Game
This adorable printout is easy to set up and play. Simply, print out the deep sea division worksheet, ask your students to cut out the individual strips, and finally glue them onto popsicle sticks. Once complete, they’ll have a blast taking turns picking sticks and solving the equations!
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24. Tiny Monster Transport Online Division Game
Are you looking for another engaging division game? Your students will fall in love with division as they use it to save and transport monsters. They’ll need to step up the pace to successfully solve the problems and save the monsters.
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25. Multiplayer Penguin Basketball Online Division Game
Your students will love playing penguin basketball while solving division problems to score points! They’ll be slammed with grade-appropriate division problems that they’ll have to solve in order for their penguin to score a few baskets.
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26. Dividing Multiples of Ten Online Game
Here we have an interactive aquatic-themed game that will encourage your students to quickly solve division problems. Your students will use their knowledge of base tens, as well as their understanding of different factors, to help them choose from multiple answers.
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27. Division Derby Online Game
Looking for a speedy division competition? Division Derby is an adorable online game where your students can compete as racehorses! In order to get their horse to go faster, they’ll have to correctly answer a division question. Division Derby supports multiplayer games so your students can compete with their friends to see who can solve problems the fastest!
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28. Math Pac-Man
Pac-Man lovers will rejoice as they get to play as their favorite gobbling ghost- but this time, they’ll need to solve division equations to survive. This game is great for your kids who already love gaming, but struggle to get interested in schoolwork. Soon, your game-obsessed students will start asking for more and more division games!
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29. Riveting Divide and Conquer Board Game
This fun card game is for 2 or more players and is recommended for 4th through 6th graders. You’ll have to take out the jokers and face cards before using the remaining cards in a normal deck. Similar to Go Fish, your students will have to create pairs. The trick is that the pairs can only be created by finding cards that divide into each other without remainders. The winner is the first to get rid of all of their cards!
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30. Flash Card Face-off
Why not save some time in writing out flashcards, and try this digital version instead? If your students need to practice their division fluency, this is an awesome tool that will flash through a few equations for them to solve.
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31. Narrative Division Dilemmas
We chose this activity because it highlights a variety of strategies that can be used to solve real-life division problems. Let your kiddos delve into different scenarios and solve tough word problems using the suggested strategies; they may even discover a new way to divide!
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32. Egg-citing Division Hunt
Beneath the shell of each plastic egg lies a division riddle! Before your learners come into class, hide some plastic eggs with division-based word problems inside. The more eggs the kids find, the more math problems they’ll have to crack!
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33. Play-Dough Partition
We love this tactile activity because it t makes teaching a tricky concept that much easier! Using a plastic knife and play-dough; your students can physically partition parts of a whole to learn what it means to divide!
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34. Riddle Me Division
Who doesn’t love a mysterious riddle? The worksheet begins with a word riddle, but the answer isn’t found until your students complete each long-division problem! The answers will help them break the letter code and unveil the answer to the riddle!
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35. Bead Breakdown
Spread a cascade of beads or buttons to transform your classroom into a tactile division-centric workspace. In this hands-on activity, your students will engage with beads by physically grouping and separating them to understand the division process.
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36. Dash to Divide Race
A blend of speed and skill, your students will race against one another; solving division problems on the go! This lively contest promotes both competitive spirit and quick mathematical thinking.
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37. Sweet Skittles Split
Your kiddos won’t be able to resist this sweet division lesson! You’ll need to provide the Skittles, and your students will need to provide the answers to division problems. First, they’ll write the equation on a whiteboard or piece of paper. Then, they can use edible, stringy Twizzlers or string to create sectioned-off groups. Finally, they’ll count out and equally divide their Skittles into the appropriate partitions!
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38. Roll and Divide
Here’s a simple, interactive classroom game! With roll and divide your kiddos will need manipulatives or counters to become their dividend and one die to determine the value of their divisor. Once they physically divide the counters, they’ll be able to record the quotient onto a free printable!
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39. Gummy Groupings
Gummy bear math will surely get your kiddos excited to solve division problems! Using the candy as a tool to place on their printable worksheet, they’ll be able to better visualize the process of division.
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40. Artistic Arithmetic
Math art is a popular way to blend mathematical concepts with illustrations! Your learners will be able to display their understanding of division with fractional art by splitting shapes into equal sections to craft striking images.
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41. Lego Division
Lego blocks are an easily accessible manipulative that your kiddos can use to represent division equations. Ask your kids questions like, “If I were to equally divide 30 Legos between my 3 brothers, how many would each of them get?” Your students will then be able to explore the word problem in a tactile manner by separating their Lego blocks into equal groups.
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42. Grocery Game Gala
Have your students gather some grocery store advertisements and apply division in relation to real-world scenarios. We’ve included these task cards to give them some direction before they shop. At the end of their simulated shopping sprees, they’ll have to split the bill among their classmates.
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43. Division Detective – I Spy Edition
Tape these different division cards around your classroom and let your students loose! Walking around with a clipboard and recording sheet, they’ll play I Spy; solving various equations with their classmates.
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44. Card Match Mania
Arrays are a visual representation of division problems. Simply, cut up this sheet into cards and let your students match the number equation with the correct visual representations!
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45. Captivating Connect Four
It’s a race against the clock to solve each division fact! In this digital game of Connect 4 division- your players will be given 20 seconds to solve a multiple-choice division problem. If they get it correct, they can then add a colored marker to the board. The goal is to form a line of 4 in a row before their online opponent does!
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46. Division Relay Race
This relay race is a fusion of physical activity and rapid mental calculations! Start by splitting your students into two teams and writing an equal amount of problems on either side of the chalkboard. Your mathematicians will then need to line up and dash to the board to solve the first problem. If they get it right, you yell “correct” so that they can run and tag the next person in line. Play will continue until the first team completes all of the problems correctly! It’s
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47. Puppetry of Division
Playfully introducing a challenging math skill like division can be a great way to teach a new concept. Here, we suggest using puppets to create a dialogue about sharing. Through play, your little learners will discover how to divide through a theatrical story of fairly sharing apples with their puppet friends!
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48. Digital Division Quests
Let this computer game, Division Dragons, take your kids on a learning adventure! Your students will be tasked with clicking and shooting a dragon that’s holding the quotient to a division problem before going on to capture the witch!
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49. Chain of Champions
We love this printable paper-chain activity to engage your learners in more math practice! Once you’ve cut out the prompts into strips, your students can look for the one that says, “Start.” They’ll tackle the word problem on a piece of paper or a whiteboard. Then, they’ll look for the answer that’s written on another strip of paper; written next to the answer is their next division problem to solve. Essentially, they’ll connect their chain with answers and questions until they reach the end; creating a tangible record of their learning!
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50. Division Problem Search
This activity will keep your students busy hunting for equations! Each division search will have a bunch of numbers inside of a box. Your mathematicians will have to identify where 3 numbers, vertically or horizontally, create a division problem. Once identified, they’ll circle the word equation and then add in the division symbol and equal sign.
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51. Jenga Jousts
Double the challenge by adding math problems to your Jenga game! You’ll need a Jenga set and a marker to inscribe a unique division problem on each block. As your children play, they’ll need to strategically pull blocks to maintain the tower’s stability and solve the problem presented!
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52. Division Dominoes
This fun domino game will make a great center activity! On each set of printable dominoes is a division equation on one half, and the quotient to another problem on the other half. Your kiddos will form a large snaking line of dominos as they work their way through solving all the problems!
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53. Fractioned Adventures
Task your learners with making their own fraction cards! Their folds and cuts must be done proportionately, so we’d recommend this activity for students above 3rd grade. Fraction cards are a great visual to teach your kids to understand the concept of parts of a whole. With them, solving complex operations is sure to become a whole lot easier!
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54. Cupcake Conundrums
This hands-on activity will take a little bit of prep work from you, but your children will certainly benefit from speeding up their division fact recall! Write some division problems on different craft sticks and record the quotients to each problem in a paper cupcake liner. Your students can then choose pom poms or other manipulatives to place inside each liner to show the answer to their chosen problem.
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55. App-tastic Division Drills
We chose this learning app for your math-ready littles to enjoy! With interactive games to help them learn the rules of division, your kiddos will surely be captivated by each and every challenge!
56. Jeopardy Jamboree
Jeopardy is a game that will surely get all of your kiddos involved! Break your classroom into teams and let them pick from categories that range from ‘Simple Division’ to ‘Word Problems’. Then, your students will have to rely on their division knowledge and apply some critical thinking to come out on top in this competitive game!
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57. Pizzazz with Pizzas
This lesson begins with a craft, and ends with a deeper understanding of division concepts! Once they’ve decorated their paper plates with their favorite pizza toppings, help your kiddos carefully cut equal parts of a whole. They can then use multiple plates to divide into fractionated parts like thirds, and eighths; correctly labeling each part as they go!
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