The 162 division flash cards include two sets of 1÷1 thru 81÷9. All of the flash cards are shuffled.
The reason that all of the flash cards are shuffled (unlike our matching multiplication flash cards book, where the first set is in order and the second set is shuffled) is that kids who have already tried to memorize their multiplication facts should be able to learn the division facts by understanding how division relates to multiplication. For example, if you know that 6 times 5 equals 30, by understanding what division means, you can deduce that 30 divided by 5 equals 6. Therefore, instead of putting the first set of division flash cards in order, we thought that it would offer better practice for both sets to be shuffled.
If your child is just learning the division facts, but has already tried to learn his or her multiplication facts, we suggest that you try to explain that division is very much like multiplication, but rearranged. If you multiply 3 by 6, you get 18. If you divide 18 by 6, you get 3. Compare 3 × 6 = 18 with 18 ÷ 6 = 3. A child who can make this connection only has to memorize one set of facts instead of two. Once your child understands that division facts can be answered by rearranging multiplication facts, he or she will need practice in order to apply this concept successfully. The two shuffled sets of division flash cards included in this eBook are designed to offer just such practice.
If your child has not yet tried to learn his or her multiplication facts, we recommend that you begin with multiplication, and use this division book once your child has begun to master his or her multiplication facts.
Each flash card appears as its own picture on its own page. All of the flash cards come in pairs: First comes the problem flash card, followed by the corresponding answer flash card. The answer flash card reminds you what the problem was. So first you see the problem, and then you check your answer immediately.
This eBook reads like a book. It is not a program or a game. It does not use a random number generator. The flash cards do look like ordinary flashcards (and they are in color and are decorated with smiley faces). Each division fact appears twice. Both sets of division flash cards are shuffled so that kids can’t guess the answer based on a pattern. However, the shuffled cards will always appear in the same order.