Divide a Four-digit Number by a One-digit Number Using a Written Method

In this worksheet, students will divide 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using short division, including remainders.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Multiply/Divide Formally

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will practise dividing 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using a written method.

Sometimes this method is called 'bus stop' method, or short division.

Let's look at the steps needed to work out 4,328 ÷ 7.

Step1:

7 does not fit into 4.

So, we write a zero above the 4 and write the 4 just above the 3 to make 43.

Step 2:

7 does fit into 43 six times with 1 remaining.

So, we write the 6 above the 3 and the 1 next to the 2 to make 12.

Step 3:

7 fits into 12 once with 5 left over.

We write the 1 over the 2 and the 5 next to the 8 to make 58.

Step 4:

7 fits into 58 eight times with 2 left over.

We write the 8 over the 8 and the left over 2 as a remainder.

Now it's time to try some for yourself.

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