# The Standard Long-Division Algorithm

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Students review the standard long-division algorithm and discuss the different ways the answer to a whole-number division problem can be expressed (as a whole number plus a remainder, as a mixed number, or as a decimal).

Students solve a series of real-world problems that require the same whole number division operation, but have different answers because of how the remainder is interpreted.

# Key Concepts

Students have been dividing multidigit whole numbers since Grade 4. By the end of Grade 6, they are expected to be fluent with the standard long-division algorithm. In this lesson, this algorithm is reviewed along with the various ways of expressing the answer to a long division problem. Students will have more opportunities to practice the algorithm in the Exercises.

# Goals and Learning Objectives

• Review and practice the standard long-division algorithm.
• Answer a real-world word problem that involves division in a way that makes sense in the context of the problem.