Posts tagged as "division"

Posted by Peter on 12th December 2013

New Maths Curriculum: Year 2 Multiplication and Division

Year 2 Multiplication and Division It’s time to start learning those times tables off by heart; beginning with the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. The statutory requirements for Year 2 Multiplication and division : Pupils should be taught to: recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including […]

Posted by Peter on 31st October 2013

New Maths Curriculum: Year 1 Multiplication and Division

Let’s look at the new targets for year 1 multiplication and division. A lot of the work this year should be practically based. The statutory requirements for Year 1 Multiplication and Division are: Multiplication and division Pupils should be taught to: •    solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete […]

Posted by Peter on 19th September 2013

Mental division practice

being able to divide mentally is essential and is made much easier by knowing times tables. Here is a follow up page to one published earlier, giving more practice with simple division. If children have a good knowledge of the 2x, 4x, 5x and 10x tables they should find these quite straightforward. The only potentially […]

Posted by Peter on 6th June 2013

Year 5 Knowing multiplication facts to help with division.

There is no doubt that most children find division harder than multiplication, yet there is little real reason for this to be so. Most division questions can be turned on their head and knowledge of times tables used to work them out. For example: 30 ÷ 5 =??  can be thought as what number times […]

Posted by Peter on 16th May 2013

Resource of the Week: short division of decimals

This week I would like to look at a page of practice on using the short method of division of decimals. The numbers being divided are just units and tenths which helps with getting the method correct. There are arguments for and against putting the decimal point in before you start, or leaving it until […]

Posted by Peter on 29th April 2013

Division: 3-digit numbers divided by 8

Here is another page for practising the short division method, this time just using the eight times table. The key to this method is, of course, a good knowledge of the 8 times table, as without this the solution can take an awfully long time and lots of errors may occur. The table has been […]

Posted by Peter on 1st April 2013

Year 5 division problems: calculating mentally

Here is the second page which looks at Year 5 division problems that can be answered by using mental skills. The questions cover a range of concepts involving division, including: remainders divisibility rule for 9 and factors. Watch out for errors that occur in questions such as number 9, where the number of whole lengths […]

Posted by Peter on 17th January 2013

Resource of the week: division as sharing

Our resource of the week this week looks at early understanding of division. Division is usually the hardest of the four rules for children to learn, but in the early stages it is quite straightforward. Children often come across division for the first time when sharing, usually between two. The key concept,of course, is that […]

Posted by Peter on 5th November 2012

Dividing by 3 table

In recent years there has been a call for children to not only learn the times tables but also the equivalent division tables. Of course this is the inverse of the 3x table and for children who know this there should not be much of a problem learning this. There are advantages to be had […]

Posted by Peter on 20th August 2012

Divide 3-digit numbers by 6

This is a short division page which concentrates just on dividing 3-digit numbers by 6. Short division, as its name suggests is a shortened version of the long division method where subtractions and remainders are done mentally. The key to answering these is to have a set speech for the process. For example: 6)457 ‘How […]