## Division Resources

In mathematics, word problems have been known to pose challenges for elementary school students, middle school students and even some high school students. In addition, a vast majority of students also have difficulties with solving problems with fractions. If we mix a word problem with a problem with fractions, then we end up getting an even tougher problem to solve. How can we expect those students... read more

2: All even numbers are divisible by 2. Odd numbers are not divisible by 2. Any number that ends in a 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 is even and can be divided by 2. 20, 34, 96, 48, and 102 are all divisible by 2. 31, 19, 27, 45, and 103 are not divisible by 2.   3: If all the digits in a number add up to 3, 6, or 9, the number is divisible by 3. For example, take the... read more

Here are 48 of my favorite math words in 12 groups of 4. Each group has words in it that can be thought of at the same time or are a tool for doing math.   between on over in   each multiply of many   ratio divisions distribution compartments   limit neighborhood proximity boundary   infinite infitesmal mark differentiation   graph width height depth   circle sphere point interval   hyper extra spacetime dimensional   geometry proportion sketch spatial   four table cross squared   target rearrange outcome result   area volume space place   What... read more

Come with me on a journey of division. I have here a bag of M&Ms, which you and I and two of your friends want to share equally. I'm going to pour the bag out on the table and split it into four equal piles. For this example, “one bag” is our whole, and the best number to represent that whole would be the number of M&Ms in the bag. Let's say there were 32. If I split those 32... read more

Division with Decimals Another type of division you’ll encounter is division with decimals in both the divisor and the dividend. It might look something like this: In this situation, you move the decimal place the number of spaces in the divisor until the decimal is at the end of the number; you move the decimal the same number of spaces in the dividend: this does NOT necessarily... read more

Dividing by 10, 100, and 1,000 Dividing by 10, 100, and 1,000 can be done using long division, like we’ve shown, or you can take a quick short cut to make life a little easier. There are several easy steps you can follow to use this short cut. First, start with a problem that looks like this: Next, count the number of zeroes in the divisor. In this case, the divisor is 10,... read more

Long Division When starting division, you may be given simple division problems that you can do in your head, using mental math. Those problems would look like this: You would think to yourself, what number times 9 gives me 27? And your answer would be 3. However, eventually you will encounter bigger division problems that you cannot do using mental math. In these cases, you... read more

Basic Division To divide means to split up a large number into smaller groups of numbers. For example, a group of 50 people could be divided into smaller groups of people, such as 5 groups of 10. In order to do basic division, it is very important that you know your multiplication tables (or times tables). For example, you might see a problem that looks like this: This problem... read more