Research suggests several key points when exploring division.
- Students need experiences that show the inverse relationship between multiplication and division before learning the division facts.
- Division facts are easier to master when the corresponding multiplication facts are understood. The primary strategy is Think Multiplication, so students should have some proficiency with the multiplication facts before approaching division facts.
- The array is the best model to link multiplication and division.
|Multiplication – Division Inverse Mat – Smartboard File||
|Missing Factor Cards|
|Division Array Game|
|Missing Factor Game Directions|