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Division by partitioning can be a useful strategy

Partitioning the number into a multiple of the divisor plus the remainder is a useful way if a learner is familiar with their multiplication tables. For example, 84 ÷ 7:

Activity 6 Division by partitioning

Timing: Allow 10 minutes

Calculate 136 ÷ 4 using the partition method. Then watch Video 2 for a demonstration of one way to do this.

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Video 2 Dividing 136 by 4 using partitioning
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