Dividing 2 and 3 Digit Numbers
Once students are comfortable with multiplication, basic division facts should come relatively easily, as division is the inverse of multiplication. (ie. 3 x 4 = 12 & 12 / 4 = 3).
In fourth grade, students will divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by single digit numbers.
Below is an example of traditional long division:
For more info, this 3 minute video offers a step by step walkthrough of a long division problem.
Double division is a new way of teaching students division that’s being used in a number of schools.
Proponents argue that it’s easier to understand because it deals in whole numbers and doesn’t require students to estimate how many times one number goes into another.
Snork’s Long Division: Though simple, this game’s step by step approach offers an excellent intro to long division.
Practice Exercises: Here are some straighforward practice exercises from Khan Academy
Can you divide 221013 by 9 in 6 seconds? This quick video will show you how.