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I have used this resource within my classroom to introduce, develop and embed the skills of division with simple units divided by units, through to more complex division of decimals by whole numbers, including remainders throughout the question.
What I have most enjoyed about this resource is the time it saves in planning and developing. Once the children have completed the questions, it is easy to edit the numbers and allow the children to complete again, or simply print off for instant homework.
This resource is one of four (the other three being addition, subtraction and multiplication). At the start of each year, the children complete each module as part of the curriculum. The structure of this PowerPoint already ensures differentiation at the heart of the model. As the children start developing their knowledge in division, they try their skills on the first slide, using the first, left hand column (units with no remainders, quickly followed by hundreds with units, then thousands with units). This allows the children to embed the skills and gain in confidence working with larger numbers, but still experiencing success.
Once they have achieved this column, they can quickly move to the second column, which uses similar numbers (units being the divisor to tens, then hundreds, then thousands), only this time, they will discover how to use remainders to experience success.
Following this, the children can then apply their skills to decimals in the same way.
As the children become more confident, the next slide introduces the division of tens and units by tens and units, then hundreds and finally thousands being divided by tens and units. The same structure applies, with no remainders in column one, the children growing in confidence as they use larger numbers. The second column introduces remainders in each place value column, with the third column working in decimals and remainders.
As the activity continues, the children work with dividing by hundreds, including in decimals with remainders throughout.
It is a simple process, but incredibly effective in pitching the lesson at the right level, and ensuring that children embed learning and move on quickly.
All questions have their own answer sheets, so can be easily printed off by the class teacher for assessment, or self assessment by the pupils (of course, they can self check using calculators if this is another objective to be covered). This unit of work also has a multiplication grid which the children can use in its' inverse form to be able to find the answers to division questions. Knowing the times tables should be no hindrance to success in maths. This may also encourage children to learn their times tables and the inverse properties. (You may be interested in our Times Tables packs and our Multiplication Grid Activities - available by visiting our store).
I have seen progress rapidly increase by developing maths sessions in this way, and planning is made much easier, as well as targeting learning to effectively at different learners.
Please view the preview and first few pages of the product for the visuals. Once downloaded, it is ready to go, and can last as long as you need to teach division. Simply change the numbers and the slides can be used again, or printed for homework.