# Use knowledge of division to solve problems

I can use knowledge of division to solve problems.

# Use knowledge of division to solve problems

I can use knowledge of division to solve problems.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- When solving division problems, sometimes a remainder is recorded as the number left over.
- When solving division problems, sometimes a remainder can be ignored.
- When solving division problems, sometimes an extra group is made to include the remainder.
- The question asked in the problem shows whether we should ignore or include the remainder.

### Common misconception

Children may struggle to visualise how the remainder relates to the question asked in the problem, or may solve the equation without relating back to the question asked.

Encourage them to write the division equation for the problem and say what each part represents, focusing particularly on the role of the remainder and how it relates to the question asked.

### Keywords

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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