I came across a website this evening that has proven to be a very helpful resource as a dad responsible for teaching and supporting my two kids with their math education as we homeschool. I’ve been working on a bit of a review for my kids and have been using the SuperKids Math Worksheet Creator to dynamically create practice worksheets for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division tasks.
One of the practice sheets I created was for long division work, but also using answers to problems with remainder values specified. This is obviously a much easier method of division in that the kids didn’t have to work through the entire problem out to a certain number of decimal places. Instead, you just specify how many times the divisor will go into the dividend evenly, then specify the remainder left over.
The challenge was that I didn’t create an answer key when I created these worksheets and I didn’t want to have work through all the problems myself to get the correct answer. I came across the CalculatorSoup.com website with a quick Google search. It allows me to specify the divisor and the dividend for each problem. It then tells me the answer, including the remainder value. It also provides step-by-step solution for that problem so I can check and verify where my kids may have been having problems in their own work.
In the screenshot above I’ve highlighted the area where you enter the values of the problems you’re checking, and displays each line of the answer as you work towards the solution. The other highlighted area illustrates the instructions for the mathematical concept as it’s shared on the website.
I encourage you to add CalculatorSoup.com to your list of resources for your own math needs and efforts for your family.