# Let’s Divide! …a refresher on long division

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Let’s Divide! …a refresher on long division
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Long division is tricky!
Do you agree? YES NO

This is a tricky concept!
Long division This is a tricky concept! What makes it so tricky?

Long division This is a tricky concept! Lining up everything

Keeping track of numbers
Long division This is a tricky concept! Lining up everything Keeping track of numbers

Long division Remembering the steps This is a tricky concept!
Lining up everything Keeping track of numbers Remembering the steps

Choosing the numbers to use
Long division This is a tricky concept! Lining up the numbers Keeping track of the numbers Remembering the steps Choosing the numbers to use

It’s call LONG division!
This is a tricky concept! Lining up the numbers Keeping track of the numbers Remembering the steps Choosing the numbers to use It’s call LONG division!

1. Lining up everything Use graph paper
It is very important to keep all of your numbers lined up as you do long division. Two great ways to do this: Use graph paper Use lined paper, turned sideways

Graph paper

Lined paper, turned sideways

2. Keeping track of the numbers

D divide M multiply S subtract B bring down 3. Remembering the steps D
Hard to remember steps Hard to remember steps Does McDonald’s Sell Big Macs? D M S B D divide M multiply S subtract B bring down Dad Mom Sister Brother

4. Choosing the number to use…

5. It takes SO-O-O LO-O-ONG!
…hmmm…what can help that?????

Long division Which one is hardest for you right now?
Lining up the numbers Keeping track of the numbers Remembering the steps Choosing the numbers to use It’s call LONG division!!

Let’s try it… 3588 ÷ 6 D divide M multiply S subtract B bring down
Does McDonald’s Sell Big Macs?

Let’s try it… 14,772 ÷ 12 D divide M multiply S subtract B bring down

820 ÷ 25 D M S B

3,280 ÷ 64 D M S B

Long division PRACTICE!!!
Nothing will help you get faster and better at it… more than… PRACTICE!!!