Dividing is the process of splitting a number into equal parts. When you divide one number by another, you are finding out how many times the second number can fit into the first number.

To divide whole numbers, you can use long division or short division. In long division, you divide the dividend (the number being divided) by the divisor (the number you are dividing by) and then write the quotient (the answer) above the division bar. In short division, you use the division symbol and write the dividend inside the curve and the divisor outside the curve.

When dividing decimals, you should align the decimal points and then perform the division as if the decimals were whole numbers. After dividing, you may need to add trailing zeros to the quotient to make it a decimal again.

To divide fractions, you can use the following steps: 1. Keep the first fraction the same. 2. Change the division sign to a multiplication sign. 3. Flip the second fraction (take the reciprocal). 4. Multiply the two fractions together.For example, to divide 2/3 by 1/4, you would keep 2/3 the same, change the division sign to a multiplication sign, flip 1/4 to get 4/1, and then multiply to get 2/3 * 4/1 = 8/3.

- Understand the concept of division and how it relates to splitting a number into equal parts.
- Practice dividing whole numbers using long division and short division methods.
- Learn how to divide decimals by aligning the decimal points and performing the division as if the decimals were whole numbers.
- Practice dividing fractions by keeping the first fraction the same, changing the division sign to a multiplication sign, flipping the second fraction, and then multiplying the two fractions together.

Study GuideMixed Numbers Worksheet/Answer key

Mixed Numbers Worksheet/Answer key

Mixed Numbers Worksheet/Answer key

Mixed Numbers Worksheet/Answer keyMixed Numbers

Number and Operations (NCTM)

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Develop and analyze algorithms for computing with fractions, decimals, and integers and develop fluency in their use.