Division

  • Don’t assume students have formal written methods for division.
  • Chunking is designed as a scaffolding method:

e.g. 220 divided by 7

10 x 7=70

220 – 70 = 150                10

150 – 70 = 80                  10

80 – 70 = 10                     10

1 x 7 = 7

10 – 7 = 3                           1

Answer (how many times have you taken away 7?):  31 r 3

  • Difference between long division and short division: long division the working is underneath, in short division remainders are written by the next digit.
  • You can convert any fraction to a decimal easily through long division.
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2 thoughts on “Division

  1. Pingback: Summer Institute highlight: An amazing day on number | Weekly Maths

  2. I hope they told you the root of many kids’ problems with division is lack of times tables knowledge. And that they then did the hard sell for Times Tables Rockstars.

    Because that would be absolutely the right thing to tell you.

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