## Sunday, November 25, 2012

### Diving into Division

When I tell parents that their third grader is going to learn to divide, I am often met with looks of trepidation. It does seem like a very hard concept for wee ones to learn. However, that is what the curriculum calls for these days.

One thing I do to make this easier is to spend a good bit of time on the meaning of multiplication:
2. Groups of
3. Rows of (Arrays)
4. Times I count by
You can purchase my Meaning of Multiplication PowerPoint and my Mystery of Multiplication packet at my TpT store

Then when we move to division the concept does not seem near as daunting. I teach the meaning of division as:
1. Repeated Subtraction
2. Sharing into Groups
3. Making Equal Groups
4. Times I Count by
5. Invers Multiplication
I use a great PowerPoint when teaching about division. It is called The Meaning of Division.

Here are some activities that students are asked to complete:

I love these videos to help students understand the Meaning of Division.

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If your child likes to get on the computer, let them practice the concept of division with these online games:

Deep Dive Division

Digging Division

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