Teaching division isn’t easy. It requires practice from the students and patience from the teacher. There are always students who don’t get it the first time so you need more examples. Maybe students are limited in English so you need some explanations in Spanish. We’ve got you covered with several hours of games below – two of which are free – six videos, 4 PowerPoint presentations of worked examples and one ready-made complete lesson plan.
Games that Teach Division
Making Camp Lakota – Practice division skills. They’ll also be introduced to Lakota history and culture. Earn points by solving math problems and answering social studies questions in the village-building simulation game as you earn items to customize your tipi. Runs on Android, Chromebook, iPad, Mac or Windows computers.
Making Camp Series: All of these games teach multiplication and division. Making Camp Ojibwe is our free version. Making Camp Bilingual includes the same content as Making Camp Ojibwe but allows you to switch between Spanish and English. Making Camp Premium includes dozens more videos and activities, along with a Words section that teaches English/Language Arts. Runs on Android, Chromebook, iPad, Mac or Windows computers.
Spirit Lake: The Game – Players learn how to solve multiplication, division and geometry through word problems set in the context of a stories based on the history and culture of the Dakota people. Runs on Mac and Windows computers.
Division Terms – Not knowing the proper division terms can lead to very big problems! Watch this video from our game Making Camp to see why we need to learn division and to learn some division vocabulary such as dividend, divisor, quotient, and remainder.
BONUS: The Division Terms video is also available in Spanish here.
Division is just multiplication in reverse – What is division? If you can multiply, you can divide. Did you ever think about that? See how with these examples from our game Making Camp Premium.
Solving a word problem using division –This is from our series on problem-solving strategies, “Start at the end”. It uses an example of a two-step word problem , with addition and division.
Using Division to Solve Word Problems Solve word problems that require dividing two-digit and three-digit numbers
Solving Long Division Problems by Guessing Can the first step in solving a long division problem really be to guess at the answer? Yes, yes, it can.
Long Division by Example This continues where the previous long division video left off, working through examples step by step.
Division Presentations (PowerPoint and PDF)
Because we know that many students learn best when presented with multiple examples, we have provided presentations below with examples worked out step by step, both by hand and assuming the student would use a calculator. Because not everyone may have access to PowerPoint, we’ve also included links to the files as PDF.
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