Long Division 3 Year 6 Four Operations Learning Video Clip

Long Division 3 Year 6 Four Operations Learning Video Clip

Step 7: Long Division 3 Year 6 Four Operations Learning Video Clip

It’s the year 2025 and the first space hotel has opened its doors to intergalactic tourists. The hotel is staffed by robots and they need help with their long division calculations to ensure the smooth running of the hotel.

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Discussion points for teachers

1. Can you work out how many guests could sleep in each pod?
Discuss the calculation needed and the methods that could be used: expanded and formal. Discuss the impact of the remainder. How can these guests be accommodated? This question is open-ended for the children to explore. 
400 divided by 24 is 16 remainder 16 so the 16 remaining guests will need accommodating. There are various answers, for example 23 full pods and the 16 remaining guests in the 24th pod, or 20 pods accommodating 16 guests and 4 pods accommodating 20 guests.

2. How many flights are needed each week to transport the tourists to the hotel?
Discuss the calculation needed and the methods that could be used ~expanded and formal. Discuss the impact of the remainder.
9

3. Is the robot correct?
Discuss the calculation needed and the methods that could be used ~expanded and formal. Discuss the impact of the remainder.
Yes (319 ÷ 17 = 18 r13)

4. Can you find and correct any errors in its calculation?
Discuss any errors in the calculation and how they should be corrected.


National Curriculum Objectives

Mathematics Year 6: (6C7c) Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding as appropriate for the context

Mathematics Year 6: (6C8) Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

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