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Use Pictures and Arrays to Solve Division Problems

In this worksheet, students will use pictures and arrays to understand division by grouping

'Use Pictures and Arrays to Solve Division Problems' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 1 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Multiplication/Division Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be looking at division word problems. 

We will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and there will be pictures or arrays to help you work out the answers. 


Here are a few reminders about division.

When we share equally, it means that every group must have exactly the same number. We use this sign ÷ to show when we have shared equally. 

We can think of the division sign as meaning 'shared by'. 


girl thinking


Let's have a look through a word problem together. 


Xander's fish tank has broken. 

He has 10 fish and is going to give them to his 2 friends to look after.  

He needs to share the fish out equally between his 2 friends. 

How many fish will they each have to look after?


 groups of fish 


First of all, let's see what the division number sentence would be. 

There are 10 fish to start with and they get shared equally between 2 people:
10 ÷ 2 = 


Now we just need to work out how many fish they each got. These fish have been shared into 2 equal groups, how many fish are in each group?

There are 5 in each group, so our answer is 5. 


10 ÷ 2 = 5 


Xander's friends will each have 5 fish to look after. 


Are you ready to have a go at some questions now?


happy boy  

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