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Topic: Why teach long division
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Why teach long division
Posted: Nov 4, 1996 4:47 PM
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Why do we need to spend a great deal of time teaching long division with
pencil and paper when we never really use it in "life". I have a hard time
watching my 6th graders struggle every year when I could spend calculator
time and be done with it.

I do get then all over to a calculator but why bother with pencil/paper at

I also do a great deal with estimation using basic facts to get an answer.

Why do we or should we?

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