Rectangle Division

Use this virtual manipulate to explore and practice division using pictures.

The grid shows a big number divided by a little number. The big number is the total number of blue and red blocks. The little number is the height of the blue rectangle. The number of red blocks is the remainder left over when the big number is divided by the little number.

To the right of the grid, the big number is shown to be the little number times another number plus the remainder.

Change the number of pieces that the grid is divided into by using the radio buttons below it.

With the Show Me option selected, explore the result of dividing a number by another by dragging the slider to the left of the grid.

Select the Test Me option to be given division problems to solve. Use the slider to create a picture representing the division problem. Then fill in the text boxes to the right with your answer. Click Check to see if your answer is correct.