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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:26 pm 
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What is the "draw down" method for division please anyone?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Just guessing, but is it the standard/formal method for long division where you drop down the next number to the sum you have done underneath?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:23 pm 
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That's what I understood it to be. On a lot of American websites I've looked at (to remind myself of the long division process :oops: ) they refer to 'drawing down' or 'dropping down' the next number.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:32 am 
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Ah thank you for solving the mystery.

Do you know at what NC level teachers tend to cover it these days? Or does it depend on the teacher?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:50 am 
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Not sure about NC levels but the reason I had to look it up was because my DS did it two thirds of the way through year 3 and needed help at home 'getting it'. Some of the kids at the top end of the set had already done it in Kumon ..... But when I trawled through the internet trying to find stuff, it seems a lot of schools (who put their curriculum for each year group on their websites - wish ours did :roll:) only seem to start covering it in year 4.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:00 pm 
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Gosh that sounds early. I think some schools don't do it until much later even with top sets - year 6 even?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:14 pm 
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I can see their reasoning. I do think some of the basics, such as 'bus stop' division should be properly bedded in first.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:57 pm 
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At my DD's school they teach it in yr 5/yr 6 (its a mixed class of the higher ability year 5's and 6's)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:38 pm 
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I'm not sure when DD's school do it. I've signed on to Car**** Vor******* arithmetic school and it looks as though DD will cover it on there sometime during year 4 if we keep up the homeworks on there at 5 per week ......... aargh.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:43 pm 
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That website is a HUGE waste of money - she is NOT a teacher.


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