Year Six Mathematics Worksheets
Dividing whole numbers is an important mathematical concept that every child should learn. It helps build a strong foundation for more advanced math concepts in the future. The goal of this article is to provide a clear and simple explanation of what dividing whole numbers is and how to do it.
So, what are whole numbers? Whole numbers are numbers that do not have any fractional or decimal parts. They include the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and so on. When we divide whole numbers, we are finding out how many times one number will fit into another number.
For example, if you have 10 candies and you want to divide them equally among 4 children, each child will receive 10 ÷ 4 = 2 candies. In this example, 10 is the dividend (the number being divided), 4 is the divisor (the number dividing the dividend), and 2 is the quotient (the answer to the division problem).
To perform the division of whole numbers, we use the division symbol, which is a slash (/) or the word “divided by.” Here’s the basic formula: dividend ÷ divisor = quotient.
To divide larger numbers, we can use long division, which is a step-by-step process that helps us find the quotient. Here’s an example:
When dividing 72 by 8, we start by writing 72 ÷ 8 at the top of the division box.
Next, we divide the first digit of the dividend (7) by the divisor (8) to get 0 with a remainder of 7. We write 0 above the 7 in 72 and place a bracket around the 7.
Next, we bring down the next digit of the dividend (2) to make 72 into 72.
Now, we divide 72 by 8 and get 9 as the quotient. We write 9 above the 7 in 72.
The final step is to write the quotient (9) outside the division box, which means that 72 divided by 8 equals 9.
It’s important to note that when dividing whole numbers, the quotient will always be a whole number and not a fraction or decimal. This means that the result will not have any remaining parts.
In conclusion, dividing whole numbers is an important mathematical concept that children should learn. It helps them understand how to divide larger numbers and gives them a foundation for more advanced math concepts. By using the division symbol and long division, kids can easily find the quotient and solve division problems.
Year Six Math Worksheet for Kids – Dividing Whole Numbers
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