KS2 Maths Lessons
Objective: to divide numbers up to 3 digits (100’s) using the bus stop method
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Starter: watch the video
Main: watch the video and follow the examples
Here’s a step-by-step guide to the bus stop method:
I start by thinking about whether 7 will go into 3.
It doesn’t, so I think about whether 7 will go into 36.
It goes 5 times to make 35. I put the 5 over the 6.
There is a remainder of 1, so this 1 goes next to the 2 to make 12.
I know that 7 goes into 12 once and there is a remainder of 5, so I write 1 over the 2 and put ‘R 5’ at the end
The bus stop method can also be used to divide three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers:
I start by working out how many times 23 will go into 54. It goes in twice, so I put 2 above the 4.
There is a remainder of 8, which I put next to the 7.
It goes in 3 times with a remainder of 18, so I put 3 over the 7 and then write ‘R 18’ at the end.