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# What is the best way to teach division?

Asked by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

• maybe get some m&ms. Start with an even number, like 8. And say now if I divide these in half, that means 8 divided by 2 and write it down. Then, ask if I divide 8 in half, or by 2 how many do I have in the one side. Hopefully that would work.

Answer by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on May. 19, 2009

• Have a teacher do it? LOL!!! I am horrible at math and left that to my sons teachers, I can do division but have no idea how to teach it to someone else. Try www.math.com and see if the site has tutroials or ways to teach division. That was the site my sons math teacher recommends.

Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:47 PM on May. 19, 2009

• I related it to addition and subtraction. I told her that in addition 2+2=4 and that 4-2=2. So in multiplication 2x3=6. Two groups of three make six. So how when we did division 6/3...how many groups of 3 go into 6. I'm not sure if that makes sense or not? lol