Division Word Problems for 4th Grade Students

In 4th grade, students review division facts and are introduced to long division. Help your child become familiar with word problems by creating your own at-home exercises. Here are a few problem-solving tips and sample questions.

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How Can I Help My 4th Grader Practice Solving Division Word Problems?

Word problems are beneficial to students not only because they provide long division practice but also because they allow students to see how math is used in the real world. They're also included in many standardized tests. These problems are more difficult because they require higher-order thinking skills. However, if your child needs an additional challenge, mix in word problems that require other skills, like addition or multiplication. Your daughter will then have the additional task of figuring out which operation is most appropriate.

Your 4th grader will benefit from solving word problems regularly. For instance, you could establish a time in the evening when you and your child can work on the problems together. Help your son by asking him solve the problems by hand, rather than using a calculator. Create your own word problems using these samples as a model.

Sample Division Problems

Word Problems without a Remainder

1. There are 150 students on a field trip at the museum. If the teacher divides the students into groups of 5 students each, how many groups of students will there be? If 2 chaperones are needed for each group, how many parents need to go on the field trip?

2. For Sarah's birthday, each guest receives a gift bag. She has 460 pieces of candy and wants to put 10 pieces in each bag. How many gift bags can she make?

3. It's Kate's birthday and she's bringing 87 brownies to school. If she gives each student 3 brownies, how many students are in her class?

4. Your brother is a fast reader. He can read 1800 words in 40 minutes. How many words can he read in 1 minute?

5. Max counts 16 car tires on the street in front of his house. How many cars are parked in front of Max's house?

Word Problems with a Remainder

1. Bill is sorting his baseball cards. He has 352 cards total. Each box holds 50 cards and he has 7 boxes. How many cards will he have left over?

2. You have a 505-page book that has to be finished in 4 days! How many pages will you need to read each day to finish in time?

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