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Practise Using Bus Stop Method to Divide With a Decimal Remainder

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

'Practise Using Bus Stop Method to Divide With a Decimal Remainder' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Multiply/Divide Formally

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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


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Presenting remainders as decimals can be particularly useful when dealing with money or measures. 


Let's look at the steps needed to solve this question.


Mrs Perry has £1,345 which she won in a lottery. 

She wants to share the money out between her four grandchildren. 

How much money does each grandchild get?


Step 1:

If we use normal written division, we get the answer £336 r 1.

This is not a useful answer when we are sharing sums of money. 

We need the answer in pounds and pence.


short division


Step 2:

Instead of writing the answer as 336 r1, we extend our calculation as shown below. 

Top tip: Make sure you add a decimal point above and below the line in the division.

short division


Step 3:

We can keep extending our calculation with zeros and calculating a decimal until we end up with no remainder.

short division


So, each grandchild will receive £336.25. How generous of Mrs Perry!


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Now it's time to try some for yourself. ​


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