Short Division Vs Long Division
This week in class we had a big focus on developing our short division skills in the written method. At first we represented any remainders or left overs as simply that, a remainder as a whole number. Once we mastered that we looked at how we can be more accurate by continuing to share and divide what is left over. The result was a decimal fraction or at times, a common fraction. We extended our understanding by analysing different word problems and justifying how we wanted to represent the remainder. We came to the conclusion that problems that involved money and elements of time and measurement a decimal fraction was appropriate whereas, problems involving physical objects like pizza or people we can represent remainders as a common fraction or a whole number.
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