# Decide what to do with the answer to a division calculation to solve a problem

I can decide what to do with the answer to a division calculation to solve a problem.

# Decide what to do with the answer to a division calculation to solve a problem

I can decide what to do with the answer to a division calculation to solve a problem.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- When solving division problems, sometimes the remainder is recorded as the number left over.
- When solving division problems, sometimes the remainder can be ignored.
- When solving division problems, sometimes an extra group is made to include the remainder.

### Common misconception

Children may have difficulty interpreting the problem and be unsure whether to ignore or include the remainder in the answer.

Throughout, ask and encourage children to articulate what each part of the equation represents from the problem in order to link the concrete and the abstract representation.

### Keywords

Quotient - The quotient is the result after the division has taken place.

Remainder - A remainder is the amount left over after division when the dividend does not divide exactly by the divisor.

### Licence

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