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    By Jump4Joy

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    We always use "Dad, Mom, Sis and Brother" to teach the process for long division. If you want to add "cousin" after sis you could do that to remind them to compare their subtraction answer with the divisor. I also recommend using graph paper as a way to help them line up the digits properly. Sometimes it helps to show them what happens when you line up the digits incorrectly so you can show them the absudity of the answer. Otherwise, it takes a lot of practice and reinforcement. After you move on to some other skill, revisit division on a regular basis, even if it's just a few problems per week. It's amazing how fast they forget when they don't really learn it well. Be patient!!

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