Division is commonly presented as sharing. Which is pretty accurate, but when you think about it does it also relate to subtraction. Each equal sized group that is sharing this value subtracts its distinct unit until nothing is left. What if you had thirty baseballs and you need to share those with six teams? You could set it up as 30 ÷ 6 which would equal five groups. You could also keep subtracting six until you either hit zero or a value less than six. The problems are virtually identical. Using simple division based word problems we encourage students to see how subtraction can be used, at first. When looking at the problems focus on what is being asked of you and what you are being given. We also show students how to do bunched subtraction which quickly leads them to learning to divide without even knowing it.
The problems are presented in a word problem form to help students grasp the context of what they are doing and quickly learn how to apply this to real world problems. When we bring problems to life like this for students that give it higher priority and value what they have learned more. There are no remainders for any of these exercises. These worksheets demonstrate how to use repeated subtraction to solve division problems. Sample problems are solved, and ample practice problems are provided for students.