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Numbers: Getting to grips with division
Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number from another, especially if...
Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number from another, especially if decimals are involved, without having to rely on a calculator? This unit will help you get to grips with division and give you some practice in doing it.
By the end of this unit you will be able to:
- divide one number by another;
- divide using decimals;
- practise your division skills.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Ways of expressing division
- 2 Dividing in your head
- 3 Division rules – order matters
- 4 Whole numbers, fractions and decimals
- 5 Practice dividing in your head
- 6 Dividing on paper
- 7 Dividing when you have to carry
- 8 Dealing with remainders
- 9 Summary of what you’ve learned so far
- 10 Dividing by big numbers – long division
- 11 Example of long division
- 12 Dividing decimal numbers by moving the decimal point
- 13 Dividing decimal numbers – an example
- 14 Practice dividing on paper
- 15 Appendix: multiplication tables
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Numbers: Getting to grips with division
Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number by another without having to rely on a calculator? This unit will help you get to grips with division and give you some practice in dividing numbers.
You don’t need to complete the whole unit if only certain sections are relevant to you. I start with the basics, where you’ll have the opportunity to get some practice in dividing small numbers in your head. Then I deal with dividing bigger numbers and decimals. If you are confident you already have the skills covered by the early sections, you can move through them quickly until you get to the information you really need.
On the other hand, if you find you do need to start with the basics, it may be best to take your time and work on this unit over several visits.
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