Triple digit division can get confusing unless you have a very good handle on your basic times tables. Since the divisor has three digits, we must start with the first three digits of the dividend. I always start by simply eyeing them up. If the divisor is less than the dividend, we are good to go. We can just start dividing. If the divisor is greater than the dividend, this is where we run into problems. In this case, we will need to extend the problem to the next place value. If you ever become a business owner, you perform these operations very often. When students hear this, they will often say that they will be able to use a calculator in the real world, but if you do not understand the root of the calculation you really are not grasping what is happening. We work with three-digit divisors to determine a series of quotients. The numbers are large that you are trying to cut into, but if you use this a form of subtraction you will quickly see how power that technique can be for you and your students.
These worksheets provide step-by-step solutions to practice problems, as well as offer students an opportunity to work with three digits as both divisors and dividends. Students will divide large dividends by simple to complex divisors. There are no remainders present in any of these sheets.