Dividing whole numbers

Division evaluates how many times one number is present in another number.

A division is splitting into equal parts.

Example:  10 ÷ 2 = 5




Division is repeated subtraction.

(1)   10-2 = 8

(2)   8-2 = 6

(3)   6- 2 = 4

(4)   4-2 = 2

(5)   2-2 = 0

5 is the number of times you can subtract 2 from 10 before you get to 0.




The Concept of Division

Dividing Whole Numbers 1

Dividing Whole Numbers 2

Dividing Whole Numbers 3

Dividing Whole Numbers 4

Dividing Whole Numbers by 10, 100, 1000

Dividing Whole Numbers by Estimating 1

Dividing Whole Numbers by Estimating 2




The number that gets divided is called the dividend.

The number that does the dividing is called the divisor.

The answer obtained after division is called the quotient.

Dividing two integers may result in a remainder. The remainder is the number left over when a number cannot be divided evenly by another number.

Long division algorithm:

1) Divide;

2) Multiply;

3) Subtract;

4) Bring down the next digit.









The ‘chunking’ method (or partial quotients method) uses repeated subtraction to find answers to division problems.

In this method, we  repeatedly take away “chunks” of the large number that are subtracted from the total.












WN18   Dividing_Integers

WN19   Whole Numbers Division

WN20   Division_1d_2q

WN21   Division_1d_3q

WN22   Division_1d_4q

WN23   Division_1d_5q

WN24   Division_2d_2q

WN25   Division_2d_3q

WN26   Division_2d_4q

WN27   Division_3d_3q

WN28   Division_3d_4q

WN29   Division_3d_5q

WN30   Division_by_Multiples_of_10

WN31   Dividing Whole Numbers with Remainders

WN32   Divisibility

WN33       Basic_Operations



Word Problems – Using Whole Numbers 


WN17 Whole Numbers Multiplication

WN18 Whole Numbers Division

Multiplication and Division are opposite operations.

10÷2=5                      2✕5 = 10

Any division of whole numbers can be written as a fraction.