Mastering and understanding divisibility rules can be helpful for long division and greatest common factor. However, memorizing divisibility rules can be challenging for some kids. I love incorporating fun hands-on ways to teach division in my classroom.

You probably know the divisibility rule for 2:  any even. number can be divided by 2.  What about 5?  Yep!  Any number that ends in a 0 or 5 is divisible by 5.  Then, for 10, any number that ends in 0 is divisible by 10.  But, did you know, there are also EASY divisibility rules for 3,4,6 and 9?  The divisibility rule for 3 is that if you add all of the digits of the number together and they equal a multiple of 3, then the number is divisible by 3.  You can try this with any number!

The rule for 4 is super simple!  Are the last two digits of the number a multiple of 4?  Then it is divisible by 4!

Yep! There is a rule for 6, too!
Last, but not least, 9:

(7 and 8 have rules too, they are just pretty complicated)

Students will need lots of practice and repetition to remember these rules.
Check out these fun songs:

 This one only covers 3 and 9, but is catchy!
 Here is for all you 90’s music lovers out there!

Here are just some of my students’ favorite division practice activities

* Using Anchor Charts as a reference
* Flash Cards Practice and Memory Game
* Multiple Choice Worksheets
* True and False Cut, Sort and Glue Activities
* Color by Number Activities
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Here is an example of Divisibility Color by Numbers Activity

Students use crayons or markers to color numbers divisible by 2, 3, and 5. Great for independent review, morning work, early finishers and math centers.

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I often give my students a chance to practice math concepts through multiple choice activities.  Multiple choice questions allow students also to practice the same format they see on some standardize testing.

If you like these free activities for your fourth grader or fifth grader, check out this Divisibility Rules Resource.  My students gain further mastery through fun using these print-and-go materials.  They enjoy using the anchor chart in this packet to help complete true and false activities, color by number activities and divisibility charts.

You can always “COUNT ON ME” for engaging, differentiated math resources to help every student shine!

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