Division facts are division number sentences related to times tables knowledge.

For example, 50 ÷ 5 = 10, 25÷ 5 = 5, and 10 ÷ 5 = 2 are all division facts of the five times table.

Division facts in schools

At the beginning of KS1, children begin to learn to count in 2s, 5s, and 10s.

This can be visualized by having the children separate objects into groups of these numbers.

While the term ‘division’ and associated symbols are not used at this age, children are introduced to the basic concepts of division and division facts.

Year 2

Children should be more confident with their 2, 5, and 10 times tables at this stage.

They will regularly practice division by partitioning objects into equal groups and begin to explore the inverse(opposite) of operations (that division is the inverse of multiplication, for example).

How can division facts be learned?

Division facts can be learned more easily by using arrays.

These are visualizations of groups of numbers using images.

The above array provides a visual representation of 15, or 5 groups of 3, or 3 groups of 5.

These can be used to help reinforce division facts.

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