# Scottish Survey of Literacy &amp; Numeracy Support Material – ```Scottish Survey of Literacy &amp;
Numeracy
Support Material
Second Level –
Multiply / Divide 4 and 8 Decimals
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35 &divide; 4 = 8 r 3
26 &divide; 8 = 3 r 2
35 &divide; 4 = 8.75
26 &divide; 8 = 3.25
Reflective Question
35 &divide; 4 = 8 r 3
So 8 x 4 add 3 = 35
26 &divide; 8 = 3.25
So 8 x 3.25 = 26
Survey type question 426 &divide; 8 about
10% of P7 pupils answered correctly
Reflective Questions:
• key teaching points ?
• everyday contexts ?
• mental strategies ?
Reminders
&divide;4
&divide;4

&divide;8
&frac14;
and
&divide;8

Mental approaches
half
half
half
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Everyday Contexts
Money
Length
Volume
Mass
Reflective Question
Key Teaching Points
3
30
300
promotes 3
increases size of number
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3
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0 3
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3
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3.00
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&pound;3 shared equally among 4
Half &pound;3
&pound;1.50
Why?
3 &divide; 2 = 1.50
Half &pound;1.50
3 &divide; 4 = 0.75
&pound;0.75
Why?
Remember 3 = 3.00
so 3 &divide; 4 is 3.00 &divide; 4
0 75
3 2
4 3.00
.
Survey type question
426 &divide; 8
53
2
8 426
or
r2
2
/
=53 8
=53&frac14;
53 25
2 2 4
8 426.00
.
Mental approaches
Half 426
213
Half 213
106.5
Half 106.5
53.25
Reflective questions:
• check 426 &divide; 8 = 53.25