## Short Division Worksheets

Use these short division worksheets to get your students dividing large numbers. I find short division a nice, quick and easy way for students to divide large numbers, and also to get students dividing into decimals. Long division provides a bit more clarity, but short division can be done very quickly, which is why it’s an important concept to understand in mathematics. Use these division worksheets to give your students the practice they need.

Need homework? Give these to your class to work on each night. Record their results and plot it onto a graph! It’s a great activity with a lot of learning. A bit too tricky? Try grade 3 division worksheets to differentiate.

## Dividing by 10 & 100

Being able to divide by 10 & 100 is so important in grade 4. Students need to understand the role that the decimal plays when dividing & multiplying by 10 & 100. Teach your students this important mathematical concept and use these free worksheets to practice. They’ll be masters in no time!

## Dividing by 10 & 100

When dividing by 10, 100 or 1000, all you need to remember is that the decimal moves to the left and the amount of spaces depends on the amount of zeros. Conversely, when multiplying, the decimal moves to the right, but let’s look at division.

Example 1: 35.6 ÷ 10 = 3.56 – The decimal moves 1 place to the left because we are dividing by 10 (1 zero).

Example 2: 82.9 ÷ 100 = 0.829 – The decimal moves 2 places to the left because we are dividing by 100 (2 zeros).

Example 3: 5789.5 ÷ 1000 = 5.7895 – The decimal moves 3 places to the left because we are dividing by 100 (3 zeros).

If there are no decimals in the number, students must remember that there is an invisible decimal at the end of every whole number – 45 = 45. or 739 = 739. – note the decimal? I find this particularly challenging for students to remember, so it’s important to revise it each day.

Example 1: 59 ÷ 10 = 5.9 – The decimal moves 1 place to the left because we are dividing by 10.

Example 2: 943 ÷ 100 = 9.43 – The decimal moves 2 places to the left because we are dividing by 100.

Hang posters up in your classroom to remind students and refer to them while teaching. It’ll help them a lot!

Things to remember:
Dividing – decimal goes left.
Multiplying – decimal goes right.
There is an invisible decimal at the end of every whole number.
The amount of spaces depends on the amount of zeros.