It is important to show children the relationship between multiplication and division as this makes division so much easier.

Here we have a page which shows that if you know one multiplication fact you can quickly work out two division facts.

For example:

if you know that 5 times 7 is 35

then you can instantly work out that

35 divided by 7 is 5 and

35 divided by 5 is 7.

Knowing that you can do this greatly increases speed of calculating and it is speed, as well as accuracy that we are looking for.

Division as the inverse of multiplication 1

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