April 27, 2005
When teaching long division, I use the DMSCBS acronym. The sentence we use is: Does McDonalds Sell Cheeseburgers & Shakes? D-Decide Where to Place (The first digit goes in the quotient, then divide); M-Multiply; S-Subtract; C-Compare; B-Bring Down; S-Start Over Again. I make a chart showing a hamburger with all the fixings to represent the steps.