What chunking means in maths


Chunking is one of several efficient written methods for division of larger numbers.

It is done by using multiples of the number that the total has to be divided by (the divisor) to break the sum down into sizeable chunks that are subtracted from the total.

For example

  • The number is 830 and it has to be divided by 25.
  • We use the totals of several multiples of 25 and take them away from the total amount (830) step-by-step.


Example of chunking in maths



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