One thing I do to make this easier is to spend a good bit of time on the meaning of multiplication:

- Repeated Addition
- Groups of
- Rows of (Arrays)
- Times I count by

Then when we move to division the concept does not seem near as daunting. I teach the meaning of division as:

- Repeated Subtraction
- Sharing into Groups
- Making Equal Groups
- Times I Count by
- Invers Multiplication

Here are some activities that students are asked to complete:

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

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