Thursday, December 1, 2011

Trouble with long division

Okay everyone, I am really struggling teaching my low math students long division.
We started off with easy division story problems-they got that no problem. We then went to simple division facts (no remainders or 1-digit divisor with remainder) they got that.
We then went into the steps of long division-wrote them on a poster, color coded them, they wrote the steps in their math notebooks. When it comes to actually doing it, they get lost and are totally wrong. I have tried to explain it different ways, but they are still struggling. Any ideas or tips on how you get your kids to learn it?