# Division Methods

Stage 1

Children begin division through sharing objects. We discuss with them how many each individual has and how many they have altogether.

Stage 2

Children begin by creating their own number line. They write zero on the left and the biggest number on the right. They then subtract by the number they are dividing by and subtract this number from where they started. They continue this until they get back to zero. To find the answer you count how many jumps it has taken to get back to zero.

Below are videos to show the division methods used in KS2. The goal is to use the traditional method as this is most efficient. The earlier methods build up understanding of division. Children do not need to progress through all the methods. If they feel confident using the traditional method this is fine- they do not have to do all of the previous methods first.

Please click the link underneath each video so that you can watch the videos in full screen.

Stage 3 – Division on a number line

Stage 4 – Division- chunking method (chunks of 10,5,2)

Stage 5 – Division- chunking (larger chunks)

Stage 6 – Division- traditional method

Stage 7 – Division- traditional method with remainders

Stage 8 – Division- traditional method with decimals

## 6 thoughts on “Division Methods”

1. bps15alesham says:

Watching the bus stop method video helpped me alot now I am really confident. On doing it.

2. Amana says:

Yeah I agree Alesha me to for my homework miss I put the division method but it is the bus stop method.

3. khushi says:

Watching the bus stop method video helped me alot now I am really confident. On doing it.

4. khushi says:

This really helped me.

• bpsmrsdevaney says:

I am really glad that you found the videos useful. We used ‘explain everything’ on the iPads
to record. We just set squared paper as the background. If you would like any more help
then let me know.