Decimal quotients are very foreign to most math students when it is first presented to them. They are the speed bumps of middle school math. Once students are shown that it is just an exercise of extreme long division, they pick it up faster. The one thing you should make sure of with this topic is to make absolutely sure that you vertical alignment of digits through the division process is clear to see and fully understandable. We suggest giving your students plenty of room to work with. This isn't one of those skills where you can throw 50 problems on a single page. There is a quick trick to working with these problems. It is based on what we learned previously. We can pretty much any operation to a problem that we choose as long as we apply it to each term in the equation or expression. Want to make decimal quotients easy, just multiply the whole system by 10s until you now longer have a decimal to deal with. In the most primitive form we will look at: 8 ÷ 0.4. To make this a more workable problem, we will multiply everything by 10. This leaves us with 80 ÷ 4. That is easy, right! Does that blow your mind? Probably only if you learned a different method of handling these operations.
This is an extensive collection of worksheets, lessons, review sheets and quizzes. We show you how to pivot from very simple division problems to the more long hand form of the skill. The main thing to focus on is keeping everything organized as you process the problem. A good habit to get into is to write everything larger than you would normally write. Or as my old writing professor used to say, increase your human font. These worksheets explain how to divide decimals. These activity sheets will help your students learn how to easily divide decimals with values in the tenth, hundredth, and thousandth places. Students will also divide whole numbers by decimals.