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Watch the videos below that show you the bus stop method that is used for division.


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Today, we are going to continue dividing but not just by 10, 100 and 1000.  

Have a look at the In focus question below and decide how you could solve the problem.

Could you use your number bonds to break the numbers apart to make it easier to divide?

Are there any clues in the question that could help us break the numbers apart?

How about we look at the divisor? 3 is a divisor because 930 can be easily broken up into 900 and 30 and both of these numbers can be divided by 3.

900 divided by 3 = 300 and 30 divided by 3 is 10.

The final answer would be 310.

Have a look below to see how the problem can be solved using counters.

Now, have a look at the page below.  We are shown the same problem but in a different way. This method uses long division.

First, we need to look at the hundreds column. How many 3s are there in 900?

That’s right, there are 300

Next, how many 3s in 30?

That’s right there are 10.

Finally, how many 3’s in 0?

 That’s right, there are 0.

Now, lets have a go at some of the questions in the Guided Practice. You will notice these questions are a little tricky as the numbers in the question do not always divide equally like they did in our previous example. 


Lets look at 24 divided by 6. 


We are still using the method above which is known as the bus stop method. You should remember this method from Year 4. 


First, we need to write it out like I have shown you below.


Next, how many groups of 6 can we make from 2? The answer is 0 so we place a zero at the top and exchange the 2 into the tens column as shown below. 


Then, we see how many groups of 6 we can now make from 24. If you know your times tables you will know the answer is 4. 

Our final answer should look like this. 


Have a go yourself now at some of the Guided Practice questions above. Use the bus stop method as shown in the previous methods.

Now you are ready to complete some examples on your own.

Complete worksheet 17 in your home learning book. Take a picture of your work and email it to your teacher through purple mash.

You will need to show your working out using the bus stop method. Remember to set it out correctly. If you are un sure go back and have a look at the previous examples.