Grade: Elementary
Subject: Mathematics

#580. tip for long division

Mathematics, level: Elementary
Posted Fri Aug 21 20:02:07 PDT 1998 by Barbara D'O (
Blessed Sacrament Regional, Margate,NJ USA
Concepts Taught: helps students stay focused

When teaching long division, students often forget what to
do next after they bring down a number. Even though you
post the steps on the board, they will subtract, bring down
and then get confused. I've found that if the students
learn to immediatedly draw a new division symbol abound the
subtracted and brought-down number, it will remind them to
divide as the next step. ____