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New Method for Teaching Division

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:15 am
by Jeff Wilson
Double Division - a method for doing division

I found a new method for doing manual division that ?may? be better than long division in a number of ways. It might be useful to teach this method BEFORE teaching long division, or maybe INSTEAD of long division.

I think it's simpler and more intuitive - but I may be wrong. Please check this out and give me feedback. Feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested - or suggest other places that I might post.


6th grade class learns 1-2-4-8 Division (double division)

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:54 pm
by Jeff Wilson
Long Division Teaching Aid, "1-2-4-8 Division"

Teacher's comment after teaching 1-2-4-8 Divsion (double division): ... 3#post5288


We use this type of division

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:48 pm
by ypostma

I'm a teacher in The Netherlands and for a couple of years now we've moved onto teaching children this way of division. We let them right down the multiples of whatever number they have to divide by and then use the same formula as the website states. The advantage of this, is that children can see what they are doing instead of performing a trick. Give it a try, you'll see that it helps.



Calculator Shows Steps of Division Method

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:07 am
by Jeff Wilson

I created a calculator that shows the steps of double division. Double
division is a method for doing division that may help teach the concepts
of division - and may be less frustrating because there is no trial and
error guessing.

Check it out if you'd like. Just click "Step 1" then "Next Step", "Next