<![CDATA[ASK A WAY TUTORING - Blog]]>Mon, 15 Mar 2021 16:10:11 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Why Do We Learn the Long Division Algorithm (of [Natural] Numbers)?]]>Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:02:20 GMThttp://www.askawaytutoring.com/blog/why-do-we-learn-the-long-division-algorithm-of-natural-numbersCheck out David Klein and R. James Milgram's article, “The Role of Long Division in the K-12 Curriculum”.

It is an efficient way of doing successive subtractions.

It correctly converts fractions to decimals.

It explains what a real number is.

It is used in algebra (polynomials).

It is used in calculus (partial fraction decomposition to integrate rational functions).

It is used in differential equations (Laplace transforms).