Early Division Games

Division Games For First Grade Printable

We are so excited to show you in closer detail, our 38th Math Pack! You can use our Math Packs as stand-alone units and do not need to use all of them or in any particular order. The order is sequenced and progresses steadily. This pack of 5 activities focus on early division skills - perfect for first grade.

Early division starts with understanding equal group and partitioning numbers.

Our Math Packs can help you get math organized for the week and help you sequence learning experiences!

These 5 activities will help:
  • share objects between two
  • split arrays
  • make equal groups
  • form equal groups
  • use skip counting by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 to show linear division
  • identify a remainder after dividing into 4 equal groups
Each of the 5 small-group activities has:
  • detailed instructions
  • playing cards/boards/templates
  • a worksheet (either a recording worksheet or a fun-follow-up)
  • a cover page to help you organize your resources for future reference
The activities included in this bundle are:

Equal Bus

In this activity, students will make equal groups to divide by taking 'kids' off the bus in equal stops on its journey.

Robot Split

Students will visualize an array being split into two in this fun matching game. 

Apple Barrels

In Apple Barrels, students will divide numbers into equal groups by sliding counters from their tree into the barrel cards.

Happy Steps

Happy Steps will use a number line and equal units to skip count and divide. Students will use the fun step cards to line up next to a number line (included in printable pages) to count the partitions to the total.

House of 4

House of 4 will see students divide by 4 and show a remainder. They take a scoop of counters, say the little poem (if they choose) and act out dividing the kids in the house. The leftovers go in the door and students start to develop an idea that divisions are not always equal.
These activities can be used in a structured game rotation program, as math centers or in guided math. Once taught, they also make fantastic 'fast-finisher' activities for revision of key concepts

We have other Math Packs that teach more basic concepts that will support and understanding of division: