# N1/E3.6

Divide two-digit whole numbers by single-digit whole numbers and interpret remainders

(a) Understand division as repeated subtraction

(b) Understand that division is the inverse of multiplication

(c) Understand that division is not commutative, i.e. 8 ÷ 4 is not the same as 4 ÷ 8

(d) Understand the concept of remainder, and that remainders need to be interpreted in context when solving problems

Revision of all 4 number functions (+,-,x,÷). Originally aimed at JobCentrePlus Upskill clients but suitable for all. Contexts include office, fast food restaurant, and care home The first page is adapted from Liverpool Community College Flexipacks. All other work is original.

**Editor’s note**

Includes Functional Maths mapping (E3-L2)

A set of 10 problems. Learners revise choosing the correct operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) and carrying out the calculation correctly.

Ideal for Entry 3 Functional Maths.

Answer sheet provided

This is a worksheet with several problems based on everyday situations where students perform a division and need to interpret the remainders to give an acceptable answer.

**Editor’s note**

This worksheet accompanies Joaquin’s “Division of whole numbers” PowerPoint (listed under **See also**)

A fully animated Powerpoint presentation that can be used as part of a lesson or for independent study. A series of steps of increasing complexity start by illustrating the basic process of a simple division of whole numbers to end with the interpretation of remainders in everyday situations.

*Please note this an animated PPT and is not suitable for delivery as printed handouts.*

An interactive whiteboard guide that covers traditional long and short division, and division by repeated subtraction – complete with nifty features such as pull away screens (revealing practice questions), etc.

**Please note** you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/

Fabulous word and number cloud activities for E1 (maths words), E2 (odd even nos. and 2D shapes) and E3 (recognise, sort and and order metric measures). With instructions, extension ideas and answer sheets. Ideal for display (and annotation) on a smartboard.

Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.

See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:

How to times and divide is a set of beautifully clear handouts (or classroom posters) for E2-3. Covers single and 2-digit numbers in a step by step fashion.

A fabulous activity which takes learners through grouping, division by subtraction, and remainders – in a structured, logical fashion so that their pile of Smarties will gradually get eaten!

A really clever division game where students will discover that division is not commutative and that it is the reverse of multiplication. Also great for work on remainders.

Four themed sets of multiplication and division problems in the style of OCR Entry 3 numeracy assessments. Topics are: gardening, refreshments, cakes and squash. Excellent practice and revision for any learner that needs practice in these tricky areas.