The Long Division app has been featured by Apple in "New & Noteworthy", "Math - Numbers & Operations", and in "Math Apps for Middle School". Educational App Review (iear.org): "This app is fantastic!!"
The Long Division app can be used to teach and study the long division method. Solving long division problems is also excellent subtraction and times tables practice. The app is easy to use and it has an intuitive interface with customizable colors and other settings. The user can solve custom and random division problems with small and large numbers.
Educational App Review (iear.org): Purpose, program functionality and overall educational value are all rated A.
Endorsed by Teachers
R. Zeni, Ecole Sandy Hill Elementary, Abbotsford, BC, Canada:
"The Math apps by Esa Helttula allow students to practice and reinforce the specific computation strategies taught in class, with as much or as little scaffolding as necessary. I am so glad to have come across this great educational tool!"
"The Long Division app is very clear and very useful."
Education Apps Review, www.iear.org:
"This app is fantastic!! My third graders loved learning with this app! It has infinite enriching and differentiating possibilities, as the students can select easier or more challenging types of problems."
"My 5th Grader is learning long division and sometimes working through the problems step by step is confusing to her. So you can imagine how excited I AM with this app, named Long Division, that translates long division into a color coordinated step by step process and has a number key pad so that the student can input their numbers every step of the way. Then, the numbers slide from the problem, into their proper place in the problem. Very visual and memorable!"
"It’s almost like having a teacher in the palm of your hand.."
The Long Division Method
In arithmetic, long division is the standard procedure suitable for dividing numbers. The method breaks down a division problem into a series of easier steps.
Easy to Use
The app allows the user to solve a long division problem step by step and animates all the steps. In the steps the user will divide, multiply or subtract. The correct answer will fly to the right place. If the user presses the wrong button the answer will appear above the keyboard but it will not move.
- The dividend can have 1 - 5 digits
- The divisor can have 1 - 3 digits
- Remainders can be allowed or disallowed
- The dividend and divisor can have decimals and the decimals can have leading zeroes
- The app will place zeros in order to extend the division to the next decimal place, if needed
- The divisor can be bigger than the dividend
- The current operation for each step can be hidden
- The operands for the current operation can be highlighted
- There are 3 different themes: black, white and sepia
- The speed of the animations can be set
- Numbers to divide can be generated randomly or entered manually
- Works in portrait and landscape orientation on the iPad
- Open worksheets of up to 10 problems that are made on the iDevBooks.com site
Other iDevBooks math apps
iDevBooks math apps have been reviewed and endorsed by Wired.com, IEAR.org, Edudemic.com, Teachers with Apps, and other respected sites and organizations.
Some of the other 24 iDevBooks math apps are Column Addition, Column Subtraction, Long Multiplication, Lattice Multiplication, Visual Multiplication Table, Fraction Math, Partial Differences Subtraction, Partial Quotients Division, Partial Sums Addition, Decimal Rounding, etc.
Feedback and requests for new features
New ideas to make this app better are welcome. Please visit idevbooks.com to give feedback.
This app has no ads or in-app purchases and it does not transmit any data during the operation of the app. This app also does not contain any links to other apps or the web.
- support for iOS 11
- support for iPhone X
- minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I use the long division, long multiplication, column addition and column subtraction apps with my special education students in grades 1 through 5. I have my iPad connected to my LCD projector and we go through problems in their math books step by step. The kids love it and complete to see who can get the most problems correct. My district is looking at putting iPads into more classrooms and I hope they will include these apps.
S Campbell special education teacher, resource K5
One of the best educational apps I've seen
It does all it promises. I have forgotten everything I learned at school but I easily learned again.
It has minimalistic design and very friendly interface, nothing draws attention from the content. It has great customization features - user can set interface due to his preferences to make the process of learning even more comfortable.
I totally recommend this app to anyone who wants to learn division.
Lets you set your own problem to see where you may have made some mistakes. Looks like a lot of work went into it since all the other apps only let you review pre-set problems. This app isn't very visually appealing but then again math on paper never really is. Still 5 stars.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.