Each year, the kids freak out when we start division.
To them, it's tougher than multiplication, there are new vocabulary words to learn, and new parts of the problem to figure out.
To help ease my kids' minds, I use this minilesson:
It eases their minds and opens them up to the possibility that division isn't quite so bad. :)
After the minilesson, I have my kids participate in this center.
The kids completed this center this week during centers. They did very well and have started using the division terminology fluently!
What do you do to get your kids more comfortable with division?!