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## ForgivingDivision

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## ForgivingDivision

Posted on Jun 05, 2005 @ 18:19 by CatherineJohnson

It's official.

TRAILBLAZERS does not teach the standard algorithm for long division at all:

``` The paper-and-pencil method that Math TrailblazersTM uses to do long division is somewhat different from the way long division is traditionally taught in the United States. This method, called the forgiving division method, is often easier for students to learn. They do not have to erase as much, and they learn more about division and estimation. ```

from:
Letter Home (pdf file)
page 6
Division and Data

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If you were wanting to see what forgiving division looks like, page six shows a forgiving division of 644 by 7.

I'm surprised they actually tell parents this is what they're doing.

Of course, by the time you get the Division and Data letter you've been receiving TRAILBLAZERS PARENT LETTERS for years and you're still in the school. They probably figure they've worn you down.

StrugglesWithLongDivision
MathInTheBlood
ForgivingDivisionPart2
TryThisWithForgivingDivision
TeacherGuideEverydayMath
ILoveTheWorldWideWeb
EverydayMathEpilogue
ThirteenQuartersInTerc
HowNotToTeachMath
WhoSaysLongDivisionIsHard

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