Decimal Division Worksheets
Decimal division is very similar to long division with the added addition of placing a decimal point that has a referenced location at the start that tells you where it should land in your final solution. When we work on this skill, we often overlook the importance of where it helps us in our daily world. This is a skill that is used in a ton of different financial transactions. Many people say that money makes the world goes round. If that is true, then this type of math helps it keep going in that direction. These worksheets and lessons help students learn to divide decimal values.
Aligned Standard: 5.NBT.B.6
- Vertical Division Step-by-Step Lesson- This format might be weird for students, at first. It does help you line up the problem quickly.
- Guided Lesson - I'm a strong believer of having the students set up the problems themselves.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - Yes, when I explain it, I do reformat the problem for them first.
- Decimal Division (Hundredths) 5 Pack - Again, students are required to rewrite the problem to their liking.
- Practice Worksheet - We use vertical and horizontal setup from the start. This will help you get better.
- Matching Worksheet - This one is interesting because many students will try to estimate the quotients.
- Decimal Division Hundredths Lesson and Practice - This problem is a bit drawn out. It makes for an interesting lesson.
- Decimal Division Hundredths Worksheet - This one just gave you a bunch of space to work with.
- Dividing Decimals By Decimals Worksheet - I used to refer to these in class as a decimal pyramid.
- Dividing Decimals Lesson and Practice - This one just gave you a bunch of space to work with.
- Dividing Decimals By Decimals Lesson and Practice - This is a lesson to the previous worksheet.
- Dividing Decimals Visually Worksheet - This is my favorite of the batch because kids have to think abstractly.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
You will need to rewrite these in most cases to help yourself make sense of them.
- Homework 1 - Pretty round problems to get us started. Take your time and note your moves.
- Homework 2 - Example: 1.80 ÷ 3.00. You can rewrite it if that helps you more.
- Homework 3 - A little longer division here. This will help you solve problems that are more related to real life.
The answers are worked out for you here too.
- Practice 1 - These problems require several steps. Just make note of the moves that you make.
- Practice 2 - Find the final value of the following problem. You can do this by tweaking things in different directions.
- Practice 3 - This is pretty long problems. Do not rush through these at all.
Math Skill Quizzes
You can just think of this as long division with a decimal point.
- Quiz 1 - Some of these problems create very small values. Take your time with these problems.
- Quiz 2 - Break these down into much smaller values.
- Quiz 3 - For the most part, whole number will start off your answers here.
How to Stay Organized When Dividing Decimals
Dealing with decimal numbers can be a tough ask, especially if you're dividing them. Thus, you need to be well-organized and sharp when you're doing so. It is all about keeping your place values leveled and understanding where they belong. Let us provide you a few tips which you must keep in mind when you're dividing decimals.
If the divisor is a decimal number, then move the decimal point to the right to make it whole or more whole. This step can make the act of division easier. Now, you must continue to divide, until the answer terminates or repeats. Place the decimal point above the decimal point of the dividend. You can then check your answer by multiplying the quotient with the divisor and check whether it's equal to the dividend or not.
The simple thing to focus on when processing these quotient calculations is to understand where the decimal point within the dividend stands and where it needs to be addressed. Make certain not to oversell your position when attempting these types of problems. Focus on what it available and where you might see it go. As you will see in our lessons (above) we ask you to take note of where the decimal is located and count the place value for reference. Then we proceed to solve the problem without the decimal present using basic operations, just like long division. Once we have the solution, as a whole number, we place the decimal back in using the reference place value we had already established.
The Math of Shoppers and Merchants
This skill directly relates to all forms of transactions whether you are buying or selling something. Having a really solid foothold on this skill can make or break your wallet, literally! This is especially true when you do not have a cash register or calculator handy. A quick example is if you know the price of a pair of sneakers you are loving. If the sneakers are $125, after tax and shipping the total would be $139.16. If you work a job where you $11.50 an hour. How many hours will you need to work to get those sneakers? You see how this skill directly relates to some of your most important things you do all day. We spend a good amount of time buying and selling stuff, Amazon kinda figured this out. Being able to do the math quickly and accurately will also provide you with a highly employable skill for a job of your very own. Take your time with the worksheets and lessons that are provided above to help you master this skill.