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New Method for Teaching Division

 
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Jeff Wilson



Joined: 05 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:15 am    Post subject: New Method for Teaching Division Reply with quote

Double Division - a method for doing division
http://www.clubiris.com/DoubleDivision.html

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.

Thanks,
Jeff
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:54 pm    Post subject: 6th grade class learns 1-2-4-8 Division (double division) Reply with quote

Long Division Teaching Aid, "1-2-4-8 Division"

Teacher's comment after teaching 1-2-4-8 Divsion (double division):
http://www.teach-nology.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1163#post5288

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ypostma



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Location: the netherlands

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: We use this type of division Reply with quote

Hi...

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.

Regards,

Yvonne
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Jeff Wilson



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:07 am    Post subject: Calculator Shows Steps of Division Method Reply with quote


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
Step",,,

http://www.doubledivision.org/

Jeff
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