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The symbol used as a division sign is called an obelus and it was first used as such by Johann Rahn in 1659. When his work Teutsche Algebra was translated into English, the symbol usage was retained. Prior to this, the obelus was used as a minus sign.

# Picture Division Worksheets

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Basic Lesson
Introduces division as a grouping skill. Also includes practice problems.
Standard: MATH 1
Grades: (3-5)
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Picture Division Quiz
5 problems where students decide how many items will be in set groups.
Standard: MATH 1
Grades: (3-5)
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Independent Practice 1
Contains 5 visual division practice problems. The answers can be found below.
Standard: MATH 1
Grades: (3-5)
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Independent Practice 2
Features 5 visual division practice problems. The answers can be found below.
Standard: MATH 1
Grades: (3-5)
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Homework Worksheet
How many items will be set into fixed numbers of groups. Provides lead numbers.
Standard: MATH 1
Grades: (3-5)
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5 Fun Ways to Teach Division: Making it Real
The key to teaching division so most students will understand and retain the information is to make it personal.
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Answer Keys
Answers for the homework and quiz.
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Answer Keys
Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.
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10 Big Reasons Why Division is Important in your Life
Division is a procedure that breaks down a problem into easier steps. Simple isn't it. You would wonder why division is important at all.
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The Math used in Professional Basketball
Take out the sports section and go to the pages on basketball. Look at a game with a box score.
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More Advanced Worksheets
The next level of math skills.
-Missing Digit Division
-Mixed Division Review
-Division Math Puzzles
-Long Division Review
Remedial Math Worksheets
Skills needed to get to this level.
-Divisibility Tables
-Double Digit Division
-Double Digit Long Division
-Single Digit Division