moved wrote:
Decimals are very intuitive if you use money. The total amount is in pounds, but you would need the answer in pounds and pence. A remainder is also the fraction left, so remainder 4 is the same as 4/5 as you were dividing the total by 5.
agreed - very intuitive if you use the money analogy, as moved said best to turn the remainder into pence.... other option is the giant birthday cake divided up into different sections - at least this how my kids did it in year 2.
wasn't so easy in the dark ages - some of us had to do the 11 plus when it £sd... nifty on the 12 and 20 times tables..