Teaching division with blocks and arrays

Let’s face it, kids really, really don’t get division.  Here are a few simple strategies to help make it happen.

For more help, check out Fixing Misconceptions in Multiplication and Division

To get started, try using numbers that don’t divide easily rather than those that do.  In this case, we are going to try 72 divided by 5.  Here are a series of pictures to help.





Step 1:  Remember to link the division to arrays


















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