The standard algorithm is introduced in grade 5 in Ontario, and should follow when:

– students understand the concept of division

– students can divide numbers in the hundreds by one digit divisors using a flexible method

When students use base 10 materials to explore division, they naturally illustrate the standard algorithm, working from left to right with the dividend.

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