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 NeeCee Joined: Jun 2008 Posts: 3,717 Senior Member
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Eureka! I Made Long Division Brackets!!
09-26-2009, 08:38 AM
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I knew there had to be a way to make the long division brackets that we see in our math textbooks. Well, I got a major bee in my bonnet that I was determined to find a way and here it is. Don't ask me how I did it because I know what I did but probably won't do a good job explaining it.

I am uploading it as a word doc so you can make it easy on yourself and just type over my numbers to make your own sheet. I will also upload a set of blank brackets for you to make your own worksheet and play around with formatting equations. Just so you know, I formatted the pages as 3 columns, so that will affect how things shift as you add and delete items.

BTW, I am thinking of donating my brain to science--but later, much later!

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 Granola Joined: Jun 2009 Posts: 154 Full Member
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This is great!
09-26-2009, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for another great resource.

 NeeCee Joined: Jun 2008 Posts: 3,717 Senior Member
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Division Brackets Template
09-26-2009, 08:48 AM
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How to get the numbers under the brackets:
1. Click on the bracket to move it so you can type your numbers. I used Lucida Sans Unicode on a 14 font to type mine.
2. Type your divisor and put 1 or 2 spaces after it and then type your dividend.
3. Click on the bracket and drag and drop it over the number. Viola!
It's so simple that it's actually beautiful!
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NeeCee
09-26-2009, 09:45 AM
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YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!: p

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09-26-2009, 11:47 AM
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Another way:

Skip over a few spaces and then use the underscore for a few spaces.
Go to the next line. Put your divisor and then a close parenthesis symbol (shift of the zero digit). Space so the close parenthesis symbol is at the beginning edge of the underscore on the line above. Put the dividend under the underscore.

sample attached

I just realized that I could do this with a table too.

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Last edited by stretchberry; 09-26-2009 at 12:01 PM..

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:)
09-26-2009, 01:08 PM
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AWESOME! Thanks so much!

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Curved Bracket
09-26-2009, 01:33 PM
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Oh, stretchberry! How clever you are! I hadn't even thought of using the parenthesis symbol! This will save you a lot of time from all that underscoring, shifting, and aligning. I used a straight line and a curved line from the insert shapes menu and then used the "group" feature to fuse them together. This way you can just drag and drop them into position as one symbol. Also, I found out that tabbing over to type the next equation is a lot easier than using columns! So here is the best of both our ideas.

I like the table you made! I think it will really help the kids keep their numbers lined up.
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Last edited by NeeCee; 09-26-2009 at 07:38 PM.. Reason: reformatted doc

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09-26-2009, 06:22 PM
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are absolutely incredible. Thank you both very much. NeeCee, I have to say that you are absolutely with out a doubt one of the most talented and creative people I have had the pleasure of running across.

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09-27-2009, 06:17 AM
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Thanks to NeeCee and Stretchberry an endless supply of division problems. Won't all the children of the world be delighted!

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09-27-2009, 08:34 AM
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Thank you!!!! This is one of the reasons I love PT!

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Birds and Bees and symbols
09-27-2009, 10:05 AM
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Quote:
 Well, I got a major bee in my bonnet that I was determined to find a way and here it is.
I say we should be very thankful to that sweet little bee!!!

Quote:
 I am thinking of donating my brain to science--but later, much later!
Right! Make that MUCH MUCH later! We've still got a few more of the world's problems for you to solve!

I love the way you tackle a problem and don't let go until it's resolved! Better for all the ProTeacher members!

Thanks for sharing the fruits of your labor, NeeCee!!!

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She's got curves!
09-27-2009, 10:53 AM
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Quote:
 Skip over a few spaces and then use the underscore for a few spaces. Go to the next line. Put your divisor and then a close parenthesis symbol (shift of the zero digit).
Thanks, Stretchberry! I think we should get both you and NeeCee started on solving even MORE of the problems posed, here! What a team!

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