Division of Whole Numbers
10.2 Conceptual Understanding of Division…163
10.3 Long Division by a Single Digit Divisor Strategy…165
10.4 Short Division by a Single Digit Divisor Strategy…168
10.5 Long Division by a Two or Three Digit Divisor Strategy…170
10.6 Solving Simple Equations Using Multiplication and Division…173
10.7 Practice Exercises for Chapter 10…175
This chapter will introduce several different strategies for teaching division of whole numbers. The introduction of different strategies for division will help eliminate the notion that math is one dimensional and boring. If different strategies are introduced to your students, they will feel as if they are in charge and able to make decisions for themselves as to how they wish to solve a problem. These strategies will also help eliminate some of the math anxiety developed by students that are unable to work a problem using the one particular strategy taught if only one strategy is taught. For example, many students love short division even though it requires more mental ability.
All students need a strong foundation in division of whole numbers in order to be successful in later mathematics courses and in life.