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

Updated on September 21, 2023

Division. Just hearing the word might conjure up images of perplexing numbers, mysterious remainders, and perhaps a hint of anxiety. But what if we told you that division can be an exciting adventure, especially for the little explorers in the 1st grade? Welcome to Brighterly’s guide to Basic Division for 1st Graders!

## Understanding Division: Sharing Equally

At its core, division is all about sharing. Imagine you have 10 delicious cookies and you want to share them with 2 of your best friends. How many cookies does each one get? That’s where division comes in!

- If we were to visualize this, imagine:
- 10 cookies laid out on a plate
- 2 eager friends waiting for their share

By distributing the cookies equally among the friends, each would get 5 cookies. This is what we mean by 10 divided by 2 is equal to 5!

## From Real-Life to Numbers

Everyday life is filled with scenarios that require division. Be it dividing candies, sharing toys, or splitting pencils, kids use division without even realizing it.

For example:

- Scenario: You have 12 pencils and you want to place them in boxes, with each box containing 3 pencils.
- Division Question: How many boxes do you need?

Can you figure it out? Yes, you’re right! You would need 4 boxes. So, 12 divided by 3 equals 4. See, math can be a real-life adventure!

## Making Division Interactive and Fun!

The key to mastering division in the 1st grade is practice, but who said practice can’t be fun? At Brighterly, we believe in making learning an enjoyable journey.

Here are some interactive ways to practice division:

- Division Storytelling: Make up a story involving sharing and ask your child how items would be divided.
- Use Toys: Divide toys among toy characters and ask how many each character would get.
- Drawing and Coloring: Draw a certain number of items and color them in groups to understand division visually.