# Basic Division Practice Test for 1st Grade – [Easy]

Updated on September 21, 2023

Welcome to Brighterly’s definitive guide to basic division for 1st graders! For many, the world of division may seem daunting, but at Brighterly, we’re here to break it down (quite literally) and make it as easy as pie.

## What is Division?

At its core, division is simply the process of splitting something into equal parts. Picture this: you have a delightful chocolate bar, and you want to share it with your friend. If you both want an equal piece, how do you split it? That’s where division comes in! It’s essentially the opposite of multiplication. If you’ve already mastered addition and subtraction, then you’re ready to tackle this next math challenge.

## Steps to Divide Successfully in 1st Grade

- Understand the Concept: Before diving into numbers, ensure your child grasps the basic idea. Use real-life scenarios, like sharing toys or candies, to make it relatable.
- Know Your Vocabulary:
- Dividend: The number you want to divide.
- Divisor: The number by which you’re dividing the dividend.
- Quotient: The result of the division.

- Use Visual Aids: Tools like Brighterly’s interactive division tools can make learning division fun and interactive.

## Common Division Scenarios in 1st Grade

1st graders typically start with basic division, where the results are whole numbers without remainders. Some common examples include:

- Dividing by 1: Any number divided by 1 remains the same. E.g., 8 ÷ 1 = 8.
- Dividing by 2: This is essentially halving a number. E.g., 6 ÷ 2 = 3.
- Dividing numbers up to 10: These are the foundational divisions your child will initially encounter.