Thursday, November 14, 2013

Long Division!!!

We are fully into our unit on long division. We are learning a couple of methods, but our main focus is on the big seven method. Here is a link that will walk you through the big seven method:

Below is the image that we use to describe big seven including a way to check your answer.


Big seven keeps place value in division and allows kiddos to solve division problems when they don't have a great grasp of multiplication facts. This makes long division seem easier for the kiddos!

Below are a couple of more methods that we could use to solve long division problems.


You are all familiar with the standard method, but it can really make division difficult because of the removal of place value. Expanded division is more similar to standard, but it is looking at the dividend in chunks and tries to keep place value in division.

As you know, I do not have one way that I require kiddos to solve problems. I want them to do the method that works the best FOR THEM. So far, big seven is the preferred method in class. Have your kiddo show you what method they like the best!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this. I am more than willing to help in any way that I can! Thank you for your support!!!

Mrs. Milot

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