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Long division with manipulatives

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I just posted a demonstration of the long division using base ten blocks on my blog. I thought I'd post over here in case anyone else has a child who is struggling to understand what they are actually doing when they go through the long division algorithm. The sample I posted was a pretty easy one, but the same procedure could be used with any long division problem (well, it would be harder with more than three digits unless you have a much more sophisticated manipulative set than I do).

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Great visuals and explanation! I'll show this to/do this with my 8 year old and her visiting 9 year old cousin when they get up this morning.


Do more... : )



Thanks for the encouragement :) I haven't made much time for blogging lately, but it would be fun to do more posts about hands' on math. A few that I have done in the past are linked here.

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