Petunia
We use the saying --- "Every Day My Snake Crawls By" The first letter helps us remember the next step. E = Estimate ---the number times the divisor (or the number of parts or groups is the best answer), Day = Divide, M = Multiply, Snake = Subtract, C = Check --is your subtraction answer less than the divisor. B = Bring Down....
It is important to keep all numbers in straight lines. Have students use graph paper the first time or two so they can see the straight lines.
When we start we do two or three problems as a class together. Teacher writes problem on a white board. Students copy the problem and work it. When they finish they hold it up and teacher says erase if correct OR try again if wrong. I go around and help students on the spot.
Students need to know their multiplication facts really good.
Division is fun.