# Questions tagged [division]

For questions regarding the arithmetical operation of division. For question specifically concerning the use of fractions, please consider the (fractions) tag.

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### Dividing by zero

I was having a discussion with a friend and fellow mathematics teacher the other day when the topic of dividing by zero came up. She is the department head and had this in a questionnaire she gave to ...
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### Long division layout in French-speaking Switzerland

This question is addressed to those familiar with mathematics teaching in French-speaking Switzerland. The main textbook in use in grades 3 to 5 in the canton of Vaud from 1957 to about 1972 appears ...
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### How to solve the simple elementary school math issue--calculate increase rate [closed]

A company report its net profit 1,000,000 in 2000,and earned 1,100,000 in 2001,so the earning increase rate from 2000 to 2001 is as below: ...
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### What are strategies that a 10-13 year old could use to convert 6/27 into decimal notation?

Background: I am working with 10-13 year olds. I saw a problem which requires the students to convert $6/27$ into decimal notation. I can think of some methods, but I have not tested using any of the ...
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### Is short division taught these days and if not, why not?

tl;dr I'm interested in opinions on short division. Below I discuss my experience dealing with young children and long division versus short division. For those that don't know of it, wikiHow has a ...
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### How is $\frac{a}{b}$ interpreted?

I was having a discussion with a colleague who is in the process of writing some curriculum, and we ended up having a discussion about what $\frac{a}{b}$ (with all the standard restrictions) meant. We ...
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### Determining the first digit of the Quotient using hand long division efficiently?

For instance in the following problem: _____ 48)4368 To determine an initial 9 for the first number in the Quotient, you ...
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### How to teach quick multiplication and division in head?

I recently started giving maths lessons and it seems like I am at my wits end. My own background is: I'm a masters student in physics, already did several tutorials for younger students, especially ...
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I am no professional educator; I am a student myself! But apparently I come up with useful tricks that help my younger brother do better in maths. I just want to hear your feedback, is all. My younger ...