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Decimal Division Using Models

- Grade 5 Math

Divide a decimal number (up to hundredths place) by another decimal. Decimal Division Worksheet begins with problems on division with the help of visual models. Students can convert division by a decimal number into a division by a whole number. For example, the following two division expressions have the same result.
94.32 ÷ 3.2
÷ 32
Therefore, the method used to divide a decimal by a whole can be used to divide a decimal by another decimal. Note that the fluency in dividing and multiplying a decimal number by a power of 10 is of great use in the above method.

Common Core Alignment

5.NBT.7Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.