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Stage 6: Long and Short Division

By the end of Year 5, most children will be confident to use short division. Children will continue to explore division as sharing and grouping, and to represent calculations on a number line as appropriate. In Year 6, the formal long division method is taught using numbers up to ThHTU ÷ TU.

Quotients should be expressed as decimals and fractions

E.g. 2364 ÷ 15


At year 6, the remainder should be expressed as a fraction or decimal.

The following are examples of long division from the National Curriculum


 Please click on the link below to watch a video modelling long division with a decimal answer

Long division with decimal answer


See Appendices >