Divide Decimals Worksheet

6 problems

It is important for 6th graders to know how to solve word problems - and many real-life situations involve dividing decimals. These problems will push students’ problem solving skills. They will need to identify which operation makes most sense. Then, they’ll apply the operation and check if the answer makes sense. 

Grade 6
Number System

How to teach word problems with decimal division


Making sense of the situation is the most important skill in solving word problems. Have students draw the situation or write the important information. Use this to help them figure out the operation involved. 


Some students might choose to do repeated addition or subtraction. Have a conversation about why division is more efficient. Talk about whether they are finding the number of parts or the amount in each part.


The next step is to help students set up the division problem. 

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