# Division Math Games

So you're looking for some fun ways to teach division. Division Math Games are a blast and we've got plenty of activities for teaching learning those division skills.

"Gazinta"

(A Division and Factor Game)

Focus Skill: Division, Factoring

Equipment: Game Cards

• 45 blue cards with various numbers from 12-100
• 15 yellow cards with various numbers from 2-10

How to Play:

Two players can play.  Shuffle the blue cards and the yellow cards, keeping them in two separate decks.  Turn over one blue card and one yellow card so that both players can see them easily.

If the number on the blue card is divisible by the number on the yellow card, the first player to say “Gazinta!” scores 1 point.  (Because the number on the yellow card goes into—“Gazinta” — the number on the blue card.  It’s funny, right?)

If the number on the blue card is NOT divisible by the number on the yellow card, the first player to say “No!” scores 1 point.

Put the cards back in their decks, shuffle them, and turn over one blue card and one yellow card to begin another round.  You can play for a certain amount of time (whoever has the most points wins), or you can play up to a certain total (21 points, for example).

Example 1: The blue card is a 24 and the yellow card is an 8.  Because 8 goes into 24, whoever says “Gazinta!” first scores 1 point.

Example 2: The blue card is a 49 and the yellow card is a 6.  Because 6 does not go into 49, whoever says “No!” first scores 1 point.

If you prefer, you can turn over the blue card by itself, giving each player a few seconds to think about the number and what kinds of factors it could have.  Then turn over the yellow card and get ready to say “Gazinta!” or “No!”

What about those Divisibility Rules? They can come in real handy for helping know what numbers will divide into which number.  This next activity is good for helping students learn their divisibility rules.

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