Standard Algorithm Page 1 of 5
|Let's just dive right in and do one! I'm going to go really slowly and I'll show each step. After you see a few examples, it's going to start making sense!
The first thing we do is change the way the problem is written...
The first math step is to look at that first number of the guy we are dividing into... that 6. This is the division step!
That wasn't hard at all, was it?
Here's the second step... This is the multiplication step!
Here's the third step... This is the subtraction step!
Hey, we just finished the first chunk of steps! And it wasn't that bad!
Division, then multiplication, then subtraction.
OK, now we're going to do the exact same thing, but with a different number...
Now, let's go back into our division, multiplication, subtraction loop using the 8!
Guess what? We are DONE! (No way.) WAY!
So, we do our DMS loop (division-multiplication-subtraction) until we use all the numbers in the guy we are dividing into (that guy is officially called the dividend).
We have two ways to check whether our answer is right or not:
Let's do a bunch more... Go to the next page to do another one!