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Lesson 2: Division Strategies Continued


Go through and self assess your work from yesterday.  Just like before, if there is something you do not understand, ask your grown up for help or make a note to ask your teacher when you next speak to them on the phone.



Yesterday we looked at two different strategies for division. Write down what you found hard about it and if there is a grown up who can help you, talk it through with them. Otherwise, keep your notes and talk through them with your teacher when they call you later in the week.


If you found you fully understood the expanded method, next try the column method. The videos are below again.



Division by repeated subtraction (BBC Bitesize)


Division by repeated subtraction (This is how to lay it out)


Bus Stop Method (one digit: the last example explains when you get remainders)


Bus Stop Method (two digit)




Click on the link below and for now you are the teacher!


With a grown up, you can use this website to create some division number sentences. You can change the numbers you are dividing by all the way up to 10. It will also give you the answers to look at once you are done. 


If you do not find this challenging then move on to Activity 2


Step 1: Create your own number sentences (e.g. 52  divided by 2 =) Make sure you choose numbers and a strategy you are confident with.


Step 2: Using this website you can check your answers to see if you were right (it even calculates remainders for you)


Step 3: Try the ones you got wrong again.