# How Do You Divide Strategy?

September 15, 2022
• Form equal groups (number of circles of the divisor; in our example three circles).
• Decompose your dividend into whole numbers.
• Divide the whole numbers into the same groups so that all groups contain the same number of numbers.
• Add up your integers that are in each group.

## What strategies can you use to divide by 4?

There is a trick you can use to divide by 4: the rule is to divide by 2 twice. For example, if you want to divide 12 by 4, just divide 12 by 2, which is 6, and then divide that number by 2, which is 3 in this case.

## What strategies can you use to divide by 3?

A third way to divide by 3 is to skip the count by three. Skipping counting is counting from one number to the next in increments of the same number, over and over again. So if you skip counting to divide by 3, you would be counting by three until you got to the total. Let’s try our problem 30 / 3.

## What strategies can you use to divide by 5?

To divide any number by 5, we can just double it and divide by 10. We don’t even have to follow the steps in that order. We can either divide by ten first or double.

## How do you teach kids to divide?

• Start with 4 blocks. Divide them into 2 equal groups.
• Start with 10 blocks. Divide them into 2 equal groups.
• Start with 6 blocks. Divide them into 3 equal groups.

## How do you do 3 divided by 4?

In decimal form, the answer is 0.75. As a fraction, the answer is three quarters or 3/4.

## How do you solve 5 divided by 4?

• 5 divided by 4 as a decimal = 2
• 5 divided by 4 as a fraction = 5/
• 5 divided by 4 as a percentage = 125%

## How do you solve 3 divided by 5?

• 3 divided by 5 as a decimal = 0.
• 3 divided by 5 as a fraction = 3/
• 3 divided by 5 as a percentage = 60%

## What is short division method?

Short division is also known as the bus stop method and is often used to divide large numbers. Division divides things up, or calculates how many times one number fits into another. Division is the inverse of multiplication. Knowing your multiplication tables can help with short division.

## How do you write 7 divided by 8?

7 divided by 8, often written as 7/8.

### References:

3. https://act.magoosh.com/lessons/1496-mental-math-dividing-by-5
4. https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/guide-division-for-kids-explained/