Long division is very hard to teach. Students have to practice the process for a long period to ensure that they will recall at any given time. Introduce long division with the “why” and “how” and you will have better success.

Below are two videos explaining how to teach long division to your student(s). The first video explains 100 divided by 2 and the next is for 125 divided by 5.

The theory and language behind this method is based in Singapore Math instruction, assuming your student can mentally calculate, knows the concept of multiplication and division and uses visual models and language to solve math equations.

Teachers & parents, please comment on your experience with explaining long division! If you want to check homework, visit Long Division Calculator, but don’t tell the kids!