Basic Division Practice Test for 1st Grade – [Hard]

Division might seem like a daunting concept for young learners, but here at Brighterly, we believe in making math fun and comprehensible for every child. If you’ve been searching for an easy and engaging way to introduce division to your 1st grader, you’re in the right place.

What is Division?

Imagine you have a big bag of candy. Your mission is to share it equally among you and your friends. The process of splitting the candy so that everyone gets an equal amount is what we call division. In essence, division is the act of distributing items into equal groups. Just as you share your toys, food, or even stories, division is about sharing equally. It’s one of the foundational skills in math that every child will build upon in their mathematical journey.

The Symbols of Division

Division in mathematics has specific symbols that represent it. Here are the most common ones:

÷ – This is the traditional symbol used for division. For instance, 8 ÷ 4 = 2.

/ – This is known as the forward slash and is often used in calculators and computers. Example: 8/4 = 2.

Both symbols mean the same thing, and at Brighterly, we use both interchangeably to ensure that children become familiar with all representations.

Why is Division Important?

Division, much like its counterpart operations (addition, subtraction, and multiplication), plays a fundamental role in various real-life scenarios. From splitting a pizza among friends to determining how many teams can be formed with a set number of players, division is everywhere.

It’s not just about numbers either. Developing division skills fosters logical reasoning, problem-solving, and promotes a growth mindset in children. By mastering the basic division concepts early on, children set the stage for a smoother transition to more complex mathematical operations and ideas.

Tips to Introduce Division to 1st Graders

Starting the division journey can be exhilarating with the right approach. Here are some strategies:

  • Use Real-life Examples: Start with real objects like toys, fruits, or coins. Let your child divide these objects among their toys or family members.
  • Interactive Games: Engage them in division-themed games that encourage them to think and distribute items equally.
  • Storytelling: Weave stories that involve characters sharing objects, thus introducing the concept in an engaging, relatable manner.

Basic Division Practice Test

Get ready for math lessons with Brighterly! Dive into Brighterly's Basic Division Math Practice Test for 1st Grade - [Hard]! Crafted with precision and tailored for those young minds that are eager to go the extra mile, this test is designed to be a notch above the rest.

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If you have 18 candies and you share them equally between 3 friends, including yourself, how many candies does each person get?

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Susie had 20 flowers. She wants to put them into vases with 5 flowers each. How many vases does she need?

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Tom has 16 marbles. He wants to divide them equally into 4 bags. How many marbles will be in each bag?

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There are 15 apples. If we put them into baskets with 3 apples each, how many baskets do we need?

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David divides his 21 toy cars among 7 friends. How many toy cars does each friend get?

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A farmer has 24 eggs. He packs them into cartons with 6 eggs each. How many cartons does he fill?

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There are 28 pencils. If we divide them into groups of 4, how many groups do we have?

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Linda divides 22 chocolates between 2 friends and herself equally. How many chocolates does each one get?

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Mia wants to divide her 32 stickers among 8 friends. How many stickers will each friend get?

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If there are 27 cookies and they are shared equally among 9 children, how many cookies does each child get?

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Jack divides 26 toys among his 2 brothers and himself. How many toys does each one get?

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A teacher has 36 crayons. If she wants to give them out in sets of 6, how many sets will she have?

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There are 14 birds sitting on 2 wires. If they sit equally on both wires, how many birds are on each wire?


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A pack contains 25 stickers. If 5 children share them equally, how many stickers does each child get?

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Peter wants to split his collection of 30 coins equally among 6 friends. How many coins will each friend get?

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