Decimals Worksheets

Division Puzzle Worksheets

If you want a quick way to motivate students to practice division, just throw a fun puzzle at them like this. In this set you will solve problems that require you to divide. Then you will color the pictures based on the outcome.

  • Aquarium - A really fun way to review division.
  • Black Cat - Do the division and then color away! It's like a paint by number.
  • Butterfly - This one should come out very pretty and colorful. Have fun!
  • Castle - Storm the Castle or the beach with this one. It's is rather wild looking.
  • Circus (The Big Top) - Divide all the problems to draw your way to the Big Top! A good deep review for everyone.
  • Ice Cream - Color a tasty ice cream sundae for your self with cherries on top. Is not everything in the world not better with a cherry on top?
  • Island - This is where I'm headed for summer break! Not really, I wish! Doesn't everyone? Does anyone in the world dislike beaches?
  • Mouse Maze - A double trouble activity.
  • Light House - This is our favorite of the bunch.
  • For Birthday Parties - If you are having a birthday party, print this one out.

Division By Number of Digits in Dividend (No Remainder)

This are your basic worksheets. All are in a nice quality PDF.

Division with Remainders

Division Review Sheets

Printable Games

These are fun cooperative games that two or more students can play. We move on to division. We work with single digits here. There should be more than enough work space for you.

Mixed Complimentary Operations Worksheets

Division of Decimals

Division Worksheets and Teacher Resources

You'll find just about everything you could need for division here. We also have a helpful division guide series.

How to Teach Division Skills to Kids

As a math teacher, you will find yourself asking this question quite frequently.

Division is not an easy topic to teach. But with the right tactics and approach, you can make it much easier for your students and boost their motivation so that they finally surpass what is normally a tough topic for elementary school students and preschoolers. By throwing in a bit of fun and using novel techniques, you can finally instill in them the basics of division.

Division is Sharing

Introduce division as a way of sharing facilitated by math. Come to think of it, division is really just sharing – with a mathematical twist.

You can instruct your students to play this game which involves rolling out a dice and sharing pom-pom cherries equally.

Making it highly visual and part of a group activity can really get kids going and help them grasp the nuances of this abstruse topic.

Why Not Tell a Division Story?

There is nothing quite like a story to grab the attention and interest of a preschooler. In fact, it works for kids of all ages. You can harness the power of storytelling to teach division in a mesmerizing way.

You can try out the following books for teaching division.

Bean Thirteen

A Remainder of One

Divide and Ride

Use a Pictorial Model

Explaining division is much simpler if you present it as a pictorial model. With this teaching method, students will have a far better time grasping the basics of division. Here, kids learn to split numbers into multiple equal groups. Problems are displayed in the form of interesting real-life problems to further boost motivation.

Check for Correctness

To give kids more confidence in their division problem solving, you should tell them to do the reverse. That is, multiply the answer and add back the remainder to get what you started with. Teaching them this method of checking the correctness of their answer will give them reassurance and motivation that their answer is right.

Solid Multiplication Skills

Thankfully, multiplication is often easier for kids compared to division. And the good news is that multiplication is at the core of division. So if the kids are good at multiplication, then division will likely be a cinch for them as well.

So have the kids revise their multiplication tables over and over again until they are completely adept at it. Once they master multiplication, then they can approach division with higher confidence.

Play the Division Game

You can have the kids try out a fun and simple game so that they get savvy at dividing. This cute game is ideal since it will teach the kids division skills without them even realizing that they are performing dreaded division problems. This is ideal for teaching kids who have serious issues understanding division, due to which they have become apprehensive about division problem-solving.

In addition to using the methods outlined above, you should also leverage more general approaches to motivate students to work harder.

The Power of Mentoring

Teachers know all too well that, in general, kids are not really excited about studying math. In fact, it is considered the most challenging and most boring subject in school.

A big problem noted in students of all ages is that they seem to believe that they don't have an aptitude for math. They think that math is all about 'talent,' and since they lack this 'talent,' they can't do well in the subject.

Educators should focus their attention, time, and energy on this critical issue since it is the root cause of math problems. In fact, it may be a key factor as to why students can't seem to do well in division.

It is noted all too often that math teachers simply focus on math sums and give little to no attention to this problem. It is imperative that teachers spend at least a few minutes in each math class motivating students.

In particular, they should explain that math expertise ultimately boils down to hard work. It does not matter how bad you think you are at math. With sufficient practice, you will get better at it.

Teachers should try their best to find case studies and examples of students who were 'bad' at math but later on got good grades due to hard work and ultimately embarked on a STEM career.

That is, instead of just doing math sums interminably, teachers should do their best to instill a healthy, pragmatic, and realistic attitude towards this vital subject. It should be instilled in kids from an early age that everyone can become good at math regardless of their IQ, provided they put in the hard work.

Teachers should seriously endeavor to tackle the widely prevalent myth that being good at math depends on your genes. Sadly, it is not just kids but many grown-ups who think this way. And this self-defeating erroneous philosophy is ironically the reason why they never got to thrive in math.

Kids should be told that no matter how much they struggle to understand it, they can get better and better at it provided they put in effort consistently each day towards the subject.

In short, it is consistency and hard work, not innate flair, that makes you adept at math.

Kids and grown-ups alike should know that great skills (including math skills) can be developed over time with hard work.

Bottom Line

How to teach division skills to preschoolers and elementary school students? Educators can leverage the resources mentioned above. Most importantly, they should resort to continuous mentoring to develop self-belief in students and have them realize that they can do it provided they are willing to put in the hard work.