We have a super fun division math game for kids! Long division is actually fun when kids understand the concepts and can get some low stress practice. Making a game out of long division is the perfect solution and this is an easy homemade math game perfect for your third or fourth graders learning long division.

Magnetic Division game made with a baking sheet and magnets  shown on a white background - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a long division math game with magnets!

Long Division Math Game for Kids

I have really cherished memories of my dad helping me with math skills when I was a kid. He made learning into a game. It can be done, I promise!

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The mere mention of long division may make your kid cringe. But it’s an important fourth grade math skill and your kid *can* do it. Here’s a creative way to help them out with division, or make them faster at it. 

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Homemade Long Division Game

The key to conquering long division is lots of repetition and practice, but that doesn’t have to mean all worksheets and scratch paper. Make this hands-on game, and explore the fun side of division.

Supplies Needed to Make Long Division Game

How to Play the Division Game

Have your child grab the pencil and a sheet of lined paper and review his multiplication facts by completing the following problems:

  • 3 x 2=____
  • 4 x 5 = ____
  • 6 x 7= ____
  • 8 x 9 = ____
  • 9 x 9 = ____
  • 7 x 4=____
  • 8 x 3 = ____
  • 5 x 8 = ____
  • 9 x 5 = ____
  • 10 x 10 = ____

When he’s done, check his answers. If he’s a little shaky on certain multiplication facts, it doesn’t hurt to try a few more problems.

Time to Make the Math Game

Step 1

When he’s ready, create the number tiles by writing the following numbers and symbols on the index cards.

  • 2 sets of numbers 0-9
  • 1 division sign
  • 1 equal sign
  • 1 set of numbers 10-100
  • 1 decimal point

Step 2

Step 2 - How to Make a Magnetic Division Game - different number tiles stuck by magnet to a cookie sheet
Your number tiles will work for any division problem!

Cut out the tiles and attach the magnetic roll to the back of them.

Step 3

Step 3 - How to Make a Magnetic Division Game - 1075 divided by 50 equals 21 point 5
Your magnetic division game is very versitile!

Use the baking sheet and magnetic numbers to complete the following division problems:

  • 250 / 2
  • 1075 / 50
  • 6728 / 46
  • 9258 / 71
  • 3478 / 62
  • 8120 / 89
  • 9671 / 34
  • 754 / 12

Check Long Division Answers

Remind him to use the decimal point when needed.

When he’s done, help him check his answers.

As he gets more confident, encourage him to try problems with larger numbers.

Finished Magnetic Division with numbers - Kids Activities Blog
What math problems will you solve today!?

Need to practice addition, subtraction, or multiplication instead?

No problem: just make plus sign, minus sign, and multiplication signs, too. And don’t miss even more math games for kids.

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  1. I have really cherished memories of my dad helping me with math skills when I was a kid. He made learning into a game. It can be done, I promise!