# Division Teaching Resources

Make teaching division simple this school year with printable worksheets, digital activities, games and more to help students understand how to divide and apply division strategies to maths problems.

This teaching resource collection was created by the teachers on the Teach Starter team for primary teachers, and each Australian curriculum-aligned resource has been carefully reviewed and curated to ensure it's ready to use with your students! Explore long division activities, methods for explaining divisors and dividends and more, plus find differentiated resources to help you meet each student's needs!

Want to learn more about division, or looking for fresh ideas? Read on for a primer from our teacher team!

## What Is Division? A Kid-Friendly Definition

Introducing division to your class? Let's start with a definition of this math operation that's easy for them to understand!

Division is the maths operation that separates a group of items or values into equal parts. The division symbols used to represent the division operation are the ÷ or / symbols. Students will also learn how to divide with a long division bracket.

An example can help students understand this!

Let's say you have 10 apples, and you want to share them equally between 2 people. To do this, you can divide 10 by 2, creating the following problem:

- 10 ÷ 2 = 5

Using division, you determine that you can give each person 5 apples.

## Division Terms

Launching into division in your maths class involves plenty of new vocabulary words for your students to learn! Here are some of the terms you will want to start off with.

### Dividend

The number that is being divided in a division problem is called a dividend.

### Divisor

The divisor is the number that divides the dividend in a division problem.

### Quotient

The answer to a division problem is called the quotient. This number represents the number of equal parts.

### Remainder

The remainder in a division problem is the amount left over after dividing a dividend by the divisor that cannot be divided evenly.

### Fact Family

A fact family is a set of related multiplication and division equations using the same three numbers.

### Divisibility Rules

If you have a division problem where you want to know if there will be a remainder or not, these general rules will help you determine if the divisor can be divided evenly into the dividend. Some rules of divisibility include even numbers being divisible by 2, dividends that end with 0 being divisible by 10, etc.

### Repeated Subtraction

What does subtraction have to do with division? This division method involves repeatedly subtracting the divisor from the dividend until the remainder or zero is reached.

*A cartoon version of the division symbol*

## What Is Short Division?

One type of division your primary school students will learn is short division, an alternative method used for division problems with multi-digit dividends and single-digit divisors.

Short division and long division are arranged in a similar way. The only difference is that short division requires less writing than the standard algorithm. Simple subtraction and multiplication calculations are done mentally rather than writing down every step.

Short division helps students improve their maths mental skills and prepares them for learning long division. Speaking of ...

## What Is Long Division?

Long division is another type of division students learn in primary school. This method is used to divide multi-digit numbers into smaller parts using a standard algorithm.

Long division looks a lot like a little house with a roof! You write the big number you want to divide inside the house, and you place the number you want to divide it by on the outside. Then you use subtraction and multiplication to figure out the answer.

## What Is Division of Decimals?

Just as the name implies, division of decimals is a way to divide numbers that have a decimal point.

This maths operation works just like regular division, but you have to move the decimal point over to make the numbers easier to work with.

For example, if you want to divide 3.6 by 2, you would follow the steps of decimal division:

- Move the decimal point in 3.6 over one spot to the right to make it 36.
- Divide that by 2 to get 18.
- Move the decimal point back over one spot to get the answer of 1.8.

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### Multiplication and Division Speed Drill Worksheets – Mixed Facts

A set of worksheets to help students develop fast and accurate recall of the multiplication tables.

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### Number and Place Value Worksheets - Year 2

14 number worksheets linked to the Australian Curriculum.

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### Maths Mazes (Multiplication and Division)

Solve these mazes by manipulating numbers using multiplication and division skills.

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### Year 5 Mental Maths Drills Workbook

Get the mental strategies flowing with this ten-page mental maths booklet covering the four operations.

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### Emoji Equation Riddles - Determine the Unknown

Determine the value of an unknown variable in an equation with printable Emoji Maths Riddle task cards.

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### Multiplication and Division Minute Maths Booklet

A maths mentals booklet with ten pages of multiplication and division questions.

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### Multiplication and Division Word Problems Task Cards (Facts of 2, 5 and 10)

Use a range of strategies to solve multiplication and division problems with 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

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### Interactive Maths Review – Activities for Years 5, 6 and 7

Review important maths concepts covered in years 5, 6 and 7 with a student-led interactive activity.

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### Maths Word Problem Cards (Division and Multiplication) - Upper Primary

Twenty division and multiplication word problem cards for upper primary.

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### Multiplication and Division Word Problems Task Cards (2-Digit by 1-Digit)

Use a range of strategies to solve 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication and division problems that exceed the facts of the 12 times tables.

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### Order of Operations Dice Game

A set of 6 order of operations dice activity mats.

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### Halloween Escape Room - The Missing Treat Mystery - Multiplication and Division

Solve the mystery of who stole all the treats from the Halloween Party with an interactive Halloween Escape Room featuring multiplication and division.

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### Maths Symbols Posters with Vocabulary

A set of posters depicting the vocabulary related to each mathematical operation.

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### Year 6 Mental Maths Drills Workbook

Incorporate this mental maths drills booklet into your maths lesson warm-up routine.

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### Multiplication and Division Word Problems Task Cards (Facts of 1-12)

Use a range of strategies to solve multiplication and division problems for times tables facts 1-12.

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### Five Wonders Theme Park: Induction Booklet – Project

A project where students study the Five Wonders Theme Park stimulus poster to understand and use real world learning skills.

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### Word Problem Worksheets - Year 5 and Year 6

4 mixed operations word problem worksheets with answers.

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### Division Strategies Posters

A set of six posters with clear examples of division strategies.

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### Multiplication and Division Interactive PowerPoint

An engaging 64 slide interactive PowerPoint to use when learning about multiplication and division.

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### What's Remaining? Division Board Game

A fun board game to play to when learning to solve division problems involving remainders.

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### Division Dragon – Worksheet

A set of super cool division worksheets!

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### Bobby's Board Games – Maths Game Challenge

Challenge students to design and make a maths board game.

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### Maths Word Problem Match-Up Game - 0- 50 Division and Multiplication

Twenty word problem cards for division and multiplication using numbers 0-50.

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### Colour by Number - Mixed 1 - 12 Division

An engaging activity to consolidate your students' understanding of division facts.

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### Printable Maths Mats - Graphic Organisers

Practice working on specific math concepts with our set of 5 printable math graphic organisers.

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### Multiplication and Division Speed Drill Worksheets – Facts of 6

A set of worksheets to help students develop fast and accurate recall of the six times tables.

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### BODMAS Poster

A poster highlighting the acronym for BODMAS.

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### Multiply It or Divide It! Board Game

A board game to play in groups when learning to multiply and divide numbers by 10 and 100.

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### Fact Family Mazes Differentiated Worksheet Set

Use this differentiated worksheet set to provide independent practise of fact family knowledge to solve multiplication expressions.

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### Multiplication and Division Speed Drill Worksheets – Facts of 3

A set of worksheets to help students develop fast and accurate recall of the three times tables.

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### Number and Place Value Worksheets - Year 4

14 number and place value worksheets linked to the Australian Curriculum.

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### Hundreds Board Mystery Picture Division Task Cards

A set of 32 activity task cards that require students to complete division problems and colour in a hundreds chart to reveal a mystery picture.