# How Do You Explain Long Division?

## How do you explain long division to a child?

An example:Divide.Multiply & subtract.Drop down the next digit.

t o.

) 5 8.

Two goes into 5 two times, or 5 tens ÷ 2 = 2 whole tens — but there is a remainder.

t o.

) 5 8.

– …

Divide.Multiply & subtract.Drop down the next digit.

t o.

2 9.

) 5 8.

– 1 8.

Divide 2 into 18.

Place 9 into the quotient..

## How do you explain long division in words?

Long division helps in breaking the division problem into a sequence of easier steps. Just like all division problems, a large number, which is the dividend, is divided by another number, which is called the divisor, to give a result called the quotient and sometimes a remainder.

## How do you do long division step by step?

The steps are more or less the same, except for one new addition:Divide the tens column dividend by the divisor.Multiply the divisor by the quotient in the tens place column.Subtract the product from the divisor.Bring down the dividend in the ones column and repeat.Apr 29, 2019

## What is the division fact?

When teachers talk about division facts, they mean the division number sentences related to times tables. Therefore: 30 ÷ 3 = 10, 27 ÷ 3 = 9 and 24 ÷ 3 = 8 are all division facts for the three times table.

## Why do we use division?

Division allows us to divide or ‘share’ numbers to find an answer. For example, let’s consider how we would find the answer to 10 ÷ 2 (ten divided by two). This is the same as ‘sharing’ 10 sweets between 2 children. Both children must end up with the same number of sweets.

## How do you help students struggle with division?

Here are the steps that I show my students:Step 1: Write the divisor and then write that number of dots next to it.Step 2: Say the number and count up on the dots. Write the new number below.Step 3: Continue until you get to the dividend.Step 4: Then count the number of rows/factors. That is your quotient!May 4, 2016

## What are the parts of division?

Each part of a division equation has a name. The three main names are the dividend, the divisor, and the quotient. There are three special cases to consider when dividing.