Teaching division to young children

My 7 year old first grader has been using manipulatives to learn multiplication concepts.

She recently got a deck of division flash cards from her grandmother and wanted to learn division too. So I took an idea from Hands On Math by Creative Teaching Press.


I took simple white 12X12 scrapbooking cardstock papers and divided the sheets into 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 equal parts. Rather than laminating the sheets, I simply slipped them into a scrapbook to protect them and keep them tidy. We used the mini-erasers I picked up from Target around August in their dollar bins. They make excellent manipulatives because they don’t slide around on the clear sheet protectors.


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2 Responses to Teaching division to young children

  1. MaryAnne says:

    Great activity!

  2. growinginpeace says:

    Thanks. My oldest has been bugging me for quite a while to learn division and its a good way to use up all those boring white scrapbooking sheets that come with the scrapbooks.

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