Division can be a hard concept for young minds to master, so making division flash cards can be very useful for your little ones. Flashcards are easy-to-make tools that can help children quickly memorize division problems. These memory tools help children retain basic arithmetic as well as give parents or teachers a chance to focus on certain numbers with which a child might have trouble. Index cards are one of the easiest ways to make these at home because of their universal size and the quantity you get in each package. Ask your child to help pick out the index cards, which are widely available at any discount, craft or office-supply store in a variety of colors. Be sure to keep all the flash cards the same size so they can be quickly flipped through.
Determine how many flash cards you’ll make. Ask your child which color markers he’d like for you to write the multiplication problems on the front of each card. You might even ask your child to help you write out the problems on the front, along with the answers on the back.
Your child’s grade level will help determine what problems will be included in the division flash cards you make. Any problem can be written on the front with the answer on the back. You may want to ask your child’s teacher if certain areas should be focused upon. For example, if your child is having trouble dividing numbers by three, you could ask him to count out 10 index cards into a pile. On the front of each index card, you could write out the following problems:
On the back of each card, you’d write the answers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, respectively. Once the problems and answers are written on the cards, they can be kept in separate piles by number, or shuffled together for quizzing your child. This is a fun activity for making division more manageable and bearable, too!