Year 5


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How to divide numbers

To divide numbers into each other you can use a variety of written methods such as the bus stop method, or a number line; or you could use a mental arithmetic method.

Resources for physically dividing numbers  into each other could include: a 100 square, Cuisinaire rods, Numicon, Base 10 or simply use cubes or counters.

 Try using more than one method and practice checking your answers with a calculator.


Government guidelines (Year 5)

     Pupils should be taught to:

  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context


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