Long Division Cheat Sheet

This FREE long division reference sheet can help students with the steps of the long division algorithm. The pdf can be enlarged into a poster or slipped into a student math notebook.

I once joked to another teacher that I'd be happy sitting around making math cheat sheets all day. It was June, the building was probably 150 degrees and we were in the middle of a rational functions unit, which, ironically, is related to long division. 

Later when I thought about it, I realized that maybe I wasn't totally joking. It's not so much making the sheets themselves (though formatting is strangely addictive), it's making something that a kid can use to help lower stress and build math confidence. No cheat sheet ever takes the place of a teacher, but sometimes every little bit helps when a kid is frustrated and on the verge of giving up.

how to do long division cheat cheet

A teacher recently asked if I could make a cheat sheet for long division for one of her students who was having a tough time with the algorithm. 

5th grade math word wall

I had made a reference for long division with decimals as part of my 5th grade math word wall that I thought may be helpful.

long division reference sheet printable

But her student was having trouble remembering the steps of the long division algorithm before decimals even entered the picture. He was putting up a wall, so I made this reference sheet for him. 

long division math pennant activity

I recently made this long division math pennant for students to practice long division both with and without decimal answers. The pennants are differentiated so that every student can work on his or her own level. There are also blank pennants included to customize the activity even further.

PEMDAS mobile for a 5th grade math word wall

I love making references that can help younger kids. The truth is, I'm a little scared of the little ones (I was a sub for a year and the elementary and middle school kids were the hardest!). But I really enjoy it when teachers email to ask for references to help their students. 

You can find the long division cheat sheet free here

That PEMDAS mobile is a free download that can be found here.

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  1. Hi, when I print the long division sheet small or big I can't read the writing. Is there a better way to print it? Thank you for your awesome resources!

    1. Did you grab the pdf from the link to my dropbox? I am also happy to send. My email is shana@scaffoldedmath.com

  2. Thank you so much for your resources. I see the kiddos struggling and this allows me to teach the standard and fix the cracks in the "academic foundation". Thank you so much!

    1. I’m so happy to hear this! Helping to patch those cracks is exactly my hope. I also hope that you are having a wonderful year! Thank you so much for your kind words:)