# FAQ: How To Divide Elementary Math?

## How do you divide step by step?

Show students the new steps:

1. Divide the ones column dividend by the divisor.
2. Multiply the divisor by the quotient in the right place column.
3. Subtract the product from the ones column.

## How do you do two digit division?

Divide the first number of the dividend (or the two first numbers if the previous step took another digit ) by the first digit of the divisor. Write the result of this division in the space of the quotient. Multiply the digit of the quotient by the divisor, write the result beneath the dividend and subtract it.

## What is short division method?

The general method for both short and long division is the same, but in short division, you write down less of your work, doing the simple subtraction and multiplication mentally. Short division is ideal when the divisor, the number that you’re dividing into another number, is less than 10.

## How do you explain division to a child?

Division is breaking a number up into an equal number of parts. Example: 20 divided by 4 =? If you take 20 things and put them into four equal sized groups, there will be 5 things in each group. 