To move onto this method your child needs to be able to use their understanding of times tables confidently. It is a difficult method to master and your child will need to take care when recording the digits in the correct place.
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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’
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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.
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As we move on to this method we need emphasise that division can have ‘remainders’. Explain that remainders are what is left over when a number does not divide equally.
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We can solve division calculations by using repeated subtraction, We will subtract one group at a time and count the groups we have subtracted to find the answer.
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In this stage of division we are asking the child to make groups of objects and count how many groups they have made. Stress the importance of the word equal so that this concept is embedded in their understanding of division.
Watch the clip below to practice grouping with your child.
This is the very first stage in division and can be done practically using equipment such as cubes, beads, toy cars etc.. It is important to stress the importance of the word ‘equal’ and make sure your child understands that to share equally means that each person recieves the same amount.