how to teach division?

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  1. iluvteachin

    iluvteachin Rookie

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    I am teaching an adult basic ed math class at nights to ESL students who have VERY basic communication skills to begin with...

    and I need to teach division. I have not taught this since.. ever!?

    So any ideas, especially visual aids, would REALLY be appreciated.

    thanks.
     
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  3. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    First make sure they ALL KNOW their mult. facts.
    Then use an overhead proj. if you have it or
    white board and start out very simple. like 24/6=4 but write it
    the traditional way to show the work. And go over the steps
    MANY times
    divide
    mult
    subt
    bring down

    Solicit questions often and have them do only 2 or 3 at a time until they seem to get it.
     
  4. runsw/scissors

    runsw/scissors Phenom

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    I have used graph paper to help the kids keep the numbers lined up properly. This is especially helpful with longer division.
     
  5. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Dad
    Mom
    Sister
    Brother

    (Divide, Multiply, Subtract, Bring Down)

    Maybe those basic words will help them remember the steps.
     

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