Division as ‘chunking’ – with a remainder

In some ways this method is very similar to repeated subtraction on a number line. ¬†As your child uses their understanding of the multiplication tables to help them they will begin to realise that there will be ‘some’ left over.

When the number they are subtracting is larger than the number they are subtracting from they have found the ‘remainder’

Use the clip below to help explain and practice this written method.


Division as ‘chunking’ – no remainder

In this written method we are using column subtraction to help record how many groups we are subtracting. It is very important to keep each digit in the correct column and to underline the amount of groups subtracted each time.

Watch the clip below to practice this method.