This is the first article in a series of seven. In this article we will focus on three digit numbers divided by one digit numbers. Every problem has its own video tutorial, offering immediate online tutoring for your child.

When you complete this article, click here to move to the next lesson, How to do Long Division – Four Digits Divided by One.

After years of watching children struggle with the standard algorithm for long division, I set out to develop an easier method. I created Area Division, which is close enough to long division, that children can switch back once they understand the concepts.

Area Division is structure in such a way that absolutely anyone can successfully divide large numbers. I developed Area Division by incorporating skip counting, (I refer to it as “counting by the numbers” in my videos), and an area box for the division. By incorporating counting by the numbers, even students who do not know their multiplication facts can successfully divide large numbers.

By simply writing the “*counting by the numbers*” above their problem, children who do NOT know their multiplication fact can succeed! For example, with the problem 535 ÷ 7; Children can write “*counting by the numbers*” for 7’s. The mathematical model below shows the results.

My goal is for children is to memorize their multiplication facts. However, until they know all their facts, they need a strategy. Counting by the numbers is the easiest strategy to learn. Therefore, I have added counting by the numbers to the end of each and every video. Children who do not know all their multiplication facts should watch and count with me at the end of each of these videos until they can count by all the number on their own. Repetition of this strategy will help in all areas of math that require multiplication. **Once a child knows all their multiplication facts, they can stop the videos after the problem is solved and before Counting by the Numbers begins.**

##### Each and every problem is link to a math video tutorial!

I have incorporated a cyclical learning approach with math tutorial videos. Each educational concept is introduced, then reinforced, then revisited again and again – with each subsequent step rising to the next level of competency. There are 7-lesson that take children from the basics of division to dividing decimals by decimals. Because Area Division is slightly different from the conventional Long Division, it is important that you begin the appropriate level of competency.

**I ****have scaffold these ****problems:**

- The first problem is a
**Watch ME**.

Students should read the problem and then click on the video to watch how the problem is solved.

Students should copy the entire problem into their notebook. - The second problem is a
**WORK WITH ME**.

Students should read the problem then gather all their materials, so that they can do the problem with me.

Students should play the math tutorial video and pause it when told.

Finally, Students should copy the problem down on their own paper, and solve it with me.

When the math tutorial video is complete, students should review the problem with their teacher or parent. - All the following problems are
**ON YOUR OWN**.

Students should solve the problems just as they did in the first two.

Once you they completed the problem, they should watch the math tutorial video.

Students should keep their paper with them while they watch the video.

If they made a mistake, they should pause the math tutorial video and fix their mistake.

**That’s the fastest way to learn!**

###### *If your child needs a bit more support, they should complete the “**On Your Own**” problems as a “**Work with Me**” problem. I have a number of students with gaps in their learning and others with a variety of learning disabilities. I have had incredible success, by having those students complete 5 to 7 problems within each lesson as a “**Work with Me**” problem. They play a bit of the video, then pause it and copy, then watch a bit more, pause it and copy. My students Play – Pause – and Copy until the entire problem is solved. This is like having a **personal tutor working through each and every problem with your child**. Every one of my students who has used this strategy has passed the Common Core Proficiency Exam.

### How to do Long Division with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 1

Watch Me

Cookies For Sale

You love to bake. Your favorite thing to bake is cookies, and everyone says your cookies are the best! So, you decide to sell your cookies. You have baked 524 cookies. Each cookie box holds 8-cookies.

How many boxes do you need?

Will you have any cookies left over?

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### How to do Long Division with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 2

Work With Me

Mountain Bike Tour

You and your family love mountain biking. You decide to go on a family mountain biking tour across a 230-mile trail of the Rocky Mountains. Your plan is to ride 7 miles each day.

How many days will it take you to complete your mountain biking tour?

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Gather your materials and press PLAY. We’ll solve this problem together, while you watch the math tutorial video below.

### How to do Long Division with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 3

On Your Own

Junior NASA Club

You have joined the Junior NASA Club of America. It is a very cool club that teaches you about being an astronaut. Today you get to put on a space suit and fly in a super fast jet. Your jet will fly super fast for 9 seconds. You will travel 345 miles in that time.

How far will you travel each second?

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###### Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below. Good Luck!

### How to do Long Division with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 4

On Your Own

Professional Frog Catcher

You are a professional frog catcher. You can catch any frog, any time, anywhere! You’re called to a farm in Nebraska. The farmer wants you to catch all the frogs in his pond, because their croaking is driving him nutty. You catch 282 frogs in just 6-days. You catch the same amount of frogs each day. How many frogs do you catch per day?

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Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below. Good Luck!

### How to do Long Division with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 5

On Your Own

Racing Armadillo

You have a pet armadillo that runs like the wind. You decide to enter your pet in the Annual Texas Armadillo Race. The race is 427 miles across the dusty sands of Texas. If your armadillo can run 4 miles per hour for the entire race, how many hours will it take him to complete the race?

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