Sadly the beginnings of the americanization of our scepter-ed isle by those scurrilous dogs down at Mars. The same bastardization that also occurred with our treasured Opal Fruits under the guise of a star burst. We have now slipped too far over the precipice to halt this manifestation, as Americanism infests our lifestle. Before lock-down the grand-kids would help the wife and I by taking out the trash and garbage, and in return we would reward them with z-bucks for games.All that effort and they call it a snickers bar. Cunts.
Whitetail deer, dispatched with a rifleWe have to eat and I guess you don't have Asda's on your doorstep like we do. What are you going to hunt for...maybe an elk, a deer, a pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, a wolve, a moose, pheasant, grouse, a mountain goat, a turkey, a bighorn sheep or simply whatever trots your way? Bow or rifle ?
Hmmm, I hadn't thought... Mmmm... I'll play around with that and as suggested write down the multiplication of the divisor. I'm not sure what you mean tbh but I can maybe see what you are alluding to and I'll play around with that idea. Cheers.It's just backwards multiplication (as you know). He needs to be able to recall his multiplication tables at will to be able to do it quickly, so maybe a little more work on multiplication is required, maybe(?). Failing that whenever you do any division simple jot down the times table of the divisor at the side of the page as an aide-memoire. Hope there aren't as many tears "next time" (if there is a next time :) )
8 year old, Ok, so I suppose questions like 456 / 8.Hmmm, I hadn't thought... Mmmm... I'll play around with that and as suggested write down the multiplication of the divisor. I'm not sure what you mean tbh but I can maybe see what you are alluding to and I'll play around with that idea. Cheers.
He's only 8 and it's hard to explain something which I do naturally having never really given it any thought.
Unfortunately there has to be a next time. Me and my partner are separated and she is schooling him Mon-Wed with me doing Thursday and Friday (which this week he didn't finish hence me trying to finish it today)
Just get him a slide rule for his 9th birthday, he'll enternally grateful.8 year old, Ok, so I suppose questions like 456 / 8.
He'll need to know his 8 times tables, so if he doesn't know them off the top of his head (who does?) the first step is to go through the 8 times table and as you do this with him you write them down(I always find that doing it in a column works best and stick it out of the way like in the margin on the left keeps them "in mind" but out of the way of the calculation work), so you jot down....
and then write out the question...
8 into 456, 8 into 4............NOT enough, so 8 into 45.........Time to use those jotted down 8 times tables
40 is GOOD (5x8), 48 is TOO MUCH (6x8)
So........8 into 45 = 5 (40 is just below what you were looking for) with 5 left over (45 is 5 more than the 40 you've got)
So now you're left with 8 into 56..............Time to use those jotted down 8 times tables again
56 is in the list (7x8)
So..................8 into 456 = 57
Same method for all long and short division, hope it helps and hasn't complicated things further, have fun :D
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