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Division of Large Numbers

5.NBT.B.6
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Grade 5 Base Ten - 5.NBT.B.6

How to Divide Large Numbers - The word division refers to the distribution of anything among people or groups. The basic purpose of the division is to share something equally among people. This definition applies to smaller numbers to a great extent. But as you work your way up and move to higher grades, you will be encountered with greater problems and larger numbers. Remember that dividing large numbers doesn’t mean that you have to follow a different methodology. The division is the same as that of smaller numbers. For larger numbers, what we do is that we divide the number into smaller chunks or little pieces and then divide it by the divisor. For example: Consider that you have to divide 5328 by 98. Follow these steps to make your larger division easier. 1. Break the digit 5328 into small chunks while making sure that the first chunk stays greater than the divisor. 2. Now work out the table of 98 to bring out a number closer and lesser than 53. 3. Subtract the numbers and bring down the next number in line. 4. Repeat the process again till you get an answer or a remainder. Students learn how to divide very large numbers by much smaller numbers in this series of worksheets.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

The example will remind students of the skills they need in this set of activities for dividing large numbers.

  • Homework 1 - See how many times you can fit 4 into 1,248.
  • Homework 2 - There are a lot of fours in this example, for sure.
  • Homework 3 - Check out this example. We purposely left off the overhang bar.



Practice Worksheets

I made the problems fit just right so that you will see straight multiples within it.




Math Skill Quizzes

Use your space wisely here.

  • Quiz 1 - Let's see how well you do with this one.
  • Quiz 2 - There might be a remainder; and then again maybe not.
  • Quiz 3 - See if you can complete number nine in two steps.