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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:35 pm 
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Hello there, I learnt long divisions the French way and find it very hard to explain them to my daughter the English way. I think I need a bit of practice to convert, any suggestions for where I could look this out? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:57 pm 
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Wikipedia was the most informative actually, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_division
I just need to practice now ...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:06 pm 
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They won't, or shouldn't, start with that method.

Which year group are we talking about?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:16 pm 
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Year 5. She doesn't get it and I don't know hoe to explain it better to her. And decimals really throw her. I have started Bond no nonsense age 9-10 and it is going well so far.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:28 am 
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There is a well explained method on khan academy I use with my students, I can pm the link to those that need it.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:11 pm 
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I'll have a look at Khan academy, good point actually.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:05 pm 
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Please don't use khanacademy - it's not UK based or recommended by teachers - there are other better sites.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:46 pm 
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It doesn't matter much which source you use to learn the long division and long multiplication as the concepts remain broadly the same. The typical state schools continue teaching other elementary methods (partitioning) till Year 5 and then start teaching the long way in Year 6 which is too late for 11+.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:13 pm 
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parent2013 wrote:
It doesn't matter much which source you use to learn the long division and long multiplication as the concepts remain broadly the same. The typical state schools continue teaching other elementary methods (partitioning) till Year 5 and then start teaching the long way in Year 6 which is too late for 11+.


Have you looked at the new curriculum? It has changed ... and it's important that long division is taught so that there is understanding, not just a 'trick'.

Since the OP was concerned about 'different' ways of teaching then surely it is more sensible to use a UK based website?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:25 am 
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Which ones would you recommend Guest?


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