rachelmn

09-26-2009, 02:00 PM

Ok, so the girls have worked/working their way through long multiplication, and we are moving on to division. HOW do I teach it? We are just using some Kumon books to get us through this so we can start LOF.

They do well with basic division but I'm trying to come up with the easiest way to teach the long division. Like, 6894/32. I know when I was a kid I filled a page with all the multiples of 32 and then used that to answer the problem. Isn't their an easier way? :unsure:

I found this (http://www.doubledivision.org/), and it makes a lot of sense to me...but it gets more cumbersome with decimals introduced into the problem.

AND...I know I should be ashamed to even ask...but at one point do you let them use a calculator? :perplex: I want them to understand the basics of how math works and then I guess I don't really mind if they use a calculator? I certainly always had one with all my college classes...

HELP!!!:D;)

They do well with basic division but I'm trying to come up with the easiest way to teach the long division. Like, 6894/32. I know when I was a kid I filled a page with all the multiples of 32 and then used that to answer the problem. Isn't their an easier way? :unsure:

I found this (http://www.doubledivision.org/), and it makes a lot of sense to me...but it gets more cumbersome with decimals introduced into the problem.

AND...I know I should be ashamed to even ask...but at one point do you let them use a calculator? :perplex: I want them to understand the basics of how math works and then I guess I don't really mind if they use a calculator? I certainly always had one with all my college classes...

HELP!!!:D;)