Dividing by 97 – and other such numbers (VIDEO!)
Students need help “standing back” and seeking perspective on matters. It is easy to get locked into memorisation and procedure. This little video is just a tidbit that helps in this regard. It provides an easy example of the power that can result in pausing to think about things first before diving in. Dividing big numbers by 97 is actually fairly straightforward. This is not a technique to be memorised, but a statement about thinking!