Division is breaking a number up into an equal number of parts. Function for “10 divided by 2” can be written as:

- 10 ÷ 2
- 10/2
__10__

2

**Understanding The Concept**

- The dividend is the number that is being divided up.
- The divisor is the number you are dividing by.
- The quotient is the answer to a division problem.
- The remainder is the amount that is left over.

**Make Division Real With Objects**

For parents who want to help their children with division, explain it by relating the idea of division to the idea of sharing. Help them conceptualize it by explaining how a number of items can be shared equally between groups, and give them examples. Give your child 10 pennies and explain that the pennies need to be divided equally between 4 children.

Be sure your child is familiar with the format and signs for division.

Grab some apples and help kids to practice division. Make sure that you use words like **share **and **divide **throughout so that your child becomes familiar with the concepts.

Start with 4 apples. Share them into 2 equally sized groups.

Start with 10 apples. Share them into 2 equally sized groups.

Start with 6 apples. Share them into 3 equally sized groups.