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.

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Division as repeated subtraction with remainders

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.

Practice this written method by watching the clip below.