# Dr. Decimal: Removing Decimals from the Divisor

However, we eventually ended up running into some problems that also had decimals in the divisor. We learned that to solve these problems, we had to make our divisor a whole number. In order to do that, we have to move our decimal over one space. If we move our decimal over one space in our divisor, we also have to move our decimal over one space in the dividend to even things out.

Once we’ve made our divisor a whole number, now we’re able to solve the division problem. Having these decimals in the divisor is a problem that has to be taken care of. If seen, they need to be removed. Luckily, we had Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative from the Avery County Medical Center who put together a public service announcement to remind us about how to deal with those pesky decimals, which can be seen at the top of this post.

Dear Mr. Avery,

I realy like how you made that video on removing the decimal from the divisor. It really helps me when I needed to divide with decimals in the divisor. Thank you Kirstin, Tess and Mr. Avery for making that video on how to divide decimals in the divisor. You did such a great job on the video. I hope you make an other GREAT video like that one again

I will see you soon.

From,

Allison W.

Dear Mr. Avery,

Thank you for re-teaching me how to divide with decimals! So great! Also, the video is awesome!

Carlos

TV’s The Zone

Hi Mr. Avery and class,

Good job. We just barely did that here in Apache Junction.

Mr. Avery,

I got my own blog! ๐ Please visit me. It is awesome, well that’s what I think.

Clarissa

http://coolclarissa.edublogs.org/

Dear Blog Commenters,

Thank you for commenting on our blog:!: We really appreciate it. Now we have almost 2,000 comments to reach our goal. We need 37 more comments so please write to us.

Thank you once again,

Kelsea R.

Dear Mr. Avery,

We missed you yesterday when you weren’t here. Happy Garlic Lovers Day!

-Sam R. ๐

Dear Mr. Avery,

Happy garlic lover’s day.:lol:

Are you a garlic lover?

We really missed you yesterday when we had a sub! ๐ But now you are back and we can have more fun. ๐

From,

Kelsea

Dear Lionel,

I visited your blog. I think it’s really cool. Did you watch the Doctor Decimal video? You would like it.

– Sam R. ๐

Dear Ariel D,

Six grade is going great. Dividing decimals is not that hard. I think that Dr. Decimal did a great job on the video too.

From,

Yana

Dear All Parents That Commented,

I’m happy to hear that you liked tech night. We all love making the math videos. We always have a ton of fun in Mr. Avery’s class.

– Sam R. ๐

Dear Mr. Avery,

The Doctor Decimal video is awesome! Kirstin and Tess did such a great job. I hope we do more videos like this one. ๐

From,

Morgan M. ๐

Hi Mr. Avery,

How’s 6th grade? Dividing decimals looks hard. I’m glad I’m not in 6th grade but I will be soon. It looks hard but you make it easy and fun. I haven’t been on the blog in a long time and Doctor Decimal seems cool and encourages kids to like decimals. I wish you were in school today. I wish you a happy day and hopefully you will be in school tomorrow.

From,

♥Ari♥l

Hi my name is Lionel and Iโm from New Zealand and your blog is cool. Can you go on my blog and comment please? Thanks! Bye! http://lionelpws.edublogs.org/

Dear Mr. Avery,

I can

TOTALLYsee doctors everywhere operating with a plastic knife.From,

Sam R.

Dear Morgan M,

I am glad that you like the Dr. Decimal video. I agree that Dr.Decimal did a heroic job!

Sincerely,

Yana G.

Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I’m glad that you liked the Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative video. I’m going to visit your blog right now.

– Sam R.

Dear Mr. Avery,

I see that you still do movies. You also used some new colors for the globes and used the backgrounds from last year. What have you been doing on the Smartboard this year? Are you going to keep adding to the blog with wonderful new posts and pictures? It is so cool that you have a green wall for the green screen. It was a pain having to iron it every time we used it and fold the whole entire sheet. Are you reading any new books? I remember reading the Swan’s Trumpet. I think it was called that at least. Have a great year with all your new students.

Sincerely,

Ben W.

Dear Mr. Avery,

Great video. I didn’t realize that we were in the middle of an epidemic. Thanks for the info.

Yana’s mom

Dear Mr. Avery,

I can’t wait until our celebration for 2,000 comments! Tech night is lots of fun! My parents loved learning how to leave comments!

Sincerely,

Kirstyn M.

Dear Kirstyn M,

I can’t wait until we reach 2,000 comments too. There was a lot of parents at tech night that made comments.

From,

Yana

Dear Mr. Avery,

Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative deserve an Emmy for their fine performance. And you, Mr. Avery, are very clever for coming up with these fabulous ideas! How lucky we are to have you as a teacher at the Dennett.

Sincerely,

Ms. Liz

Hello Nurse Neagative and Doctor Decimal

Nice work !

Keep cutting Tess’s Mom

Wow…The tech night tonight was very interesting and informative. This should be a really fun year. Thank you for embracing technology ๐

Dear Mr. Avery’s Class,

I loved the Dr. Decimal movie. I had forgotten how to divide decimals. Thank you for the refresher and delivered clearly, with a sense of humor. Have a good day!

Dear Mr. Avery,

Nice to see the kids on TV. Cant wait to see whats next!

Thanks ๐

Great Job! I love the math videos!

Great Job!

Dear Mr. Avery,

I just found out that over April vacation I’m going to visit my grandpa in Florida. He got a new job he is the only armed guard for Shamu the killer whale at Sea World.

Your very excited student,

Sam R.

Dear Mrs. Hembree,

To answer your question, Mr. Avery mostly comes up with the ideas. We’ll be coming up with them as the year goes on. He gets them from the classroom or other places.

Sincerely,

Sam R.

Dear Julia C.,

I’m glad that you think the videos are really

COOL. I have no idea when Mr. Avery is going to put up the bloopers. He said that when he has enough to make a video he’ll make one. I also &hearts Kerpoof. I bet you’ll have fun in 6th grade!Sincerely,

Sam R.

Dear Mr. Avery,

We are very impressed with the classroom blog you have created. You have brought so much to the Denett school and we are lucky to have you. Alyxandra is enjoying the school year and we can’t wait to see what else you have instore for the future.

Sincerely,

Briggette

Dear Mr. Avery and Class,

I loved watching your Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative explain how to move the decimals in long division. It was so helpful and informative!

I want to know – who comes up with the ideas for your videos? Are you developing them as a class?

From a Seattle fan,

Mrs. Hembree

Dear Mr. Avery,

I’m Molly’s little sister and I think your videos are really cool. Even though I’m only 8 and I don’t understand them, they’re still really COOL! When are you going to put the bloopers up?

I’ll see you in 3 years,

Julia C.

[P.S I really like KERPOOF]

Dear Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative,

Another great extraction! You really made that divisor whole! Ha Ha!

What a tremendously clever way to make division of decimals memorable! I love it!

Your pal,

Mrs. Y♥llis

California

Dear Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative,

Another great extraction! You really made that divisor

whole!Ha Ha!What a tremendously clever way to make division of decimals memorable! I love it!

Your pal,

Mrs. Y♥llis

California

Dear Mr. Avery,

I just had a famous person look at our blog! His name is Davis Cleveland! He may comment on the blog! ๐

Dear Mr Avery and Class,

Hey guys, I was very impressed with what you have done on this post, well done!!! Please add me to your blog roll, any one will be fine. Here if you want to add me then visit my site at http://ashtonpws.edublogs.org/. Have an awesome day, bye bye!!!

Sincerely, Ashton ๐ ๐

Dear Mr. Avery,

The Doctor Decimal video came out so well. Dr. Decimal did a heroic job on the decimal removal.

From,

Morgan M. ๐

Dear Mr. Avery,

I love the Doctor Decimal movie! I was wondering if we could make another one like that but with different math subjects. It would be so much fun if we could! ๐ What do you think?

Sincerely,

Alyxโฅndrโฅ

Dear Mr. Avery,

This video is super funny! It’s also very informative. Oh, and now we only have 83 more comments until we get to 2,000! :p

From,

Molly C.

Dear Molly,

Thank you for the comment. More math videos are soon to come so be careful your laughing box doesn’t give out. ๐

Sincerely,

Hannah K.

Dear Mr. Avery,

WOW. This video is awesome. I wish I could have a green screen that would be really cool. Then I could video tape my dog walking on the moon.

Anyway back to the video, Kirstyn and Tess certainly did a good job and you did to Mr. Avery. All the technology and awesomeness within that makes the video fabulous comes from you and your magic figures on the computer. ๐ {I’m going off topic again}

I hope to see more of your videos soon.

Sincerely,

Hannah K.

Dear Mr. Avery and Class,

Wow! I am completely blown away! You are all truly amazing. What a great way to share your learning about decimals. Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative did a fantastic job of making decimals seem easy. I also thought all the green screen work you did was very impressive too.

Looking forward to your next video,

Mrs. W

Dear Mrs. Watson,

Thanks for the wonderful comment! We will be making many more videos. At the moment we are trying to get 2000 comments. If you comment more we will reach it much quicker and we only have 21 more comments to go! โ ๐ฎ ๐ฏ Anyways, thanks again!

A student,

Tessa

Dear Mr Avery,

I ♥ the new post. I think it is really cool. I bet you have many bloopers. I wonder when we are going to do another one.

Your student,

Andrew A.

What a fabulous video!! I’ll definitely be using this with my students – thanks all the way from your friends in New Zealand.

Dear LearningHub3,

๐ We will be putting more videos up onto the classroom blog very soon. Thanks for the comment.

Sincerely,

Faith H.

Dear Mr. Avery and students,

I love your Doctor Decimal and Nurse Negative video! That was fabulous! After your student actors are involved in videos like these, do they have a better understanding because they were innovatively teaching others?

Kind regards,

Mrs. Watanabe

Dear Tracy Watanabe,

Thanks you for the amazing comment. ๐ We will have more videos on the classroom blog very soon.

Sincerely,

Faith

Dear Tracy,

Thanks for the wonderful feedback! ๐ Tess and Kirstin sure worked hard on those decimals! ๐ It was so fun watching the video and I hope you liked it just as much as I did. Bye for now!

An absolutly CRAZY student

Tessa ๐

Dear Mr. Avery,

Absolutly FAB-U-LOUS! ๐ I thought that was just amazing I can’t belive how wonderful and I repeat WONDERFUL this came out! You should come up with more videos like this but in places like Fraction Trauma and measurment conversion. Anywho thats just my opinion, but I hope you consider it.

Your going crazy student,

Tessa

Dear Tessa,

What a wonderful, I repeat WONDERFUL comment. ๐

It’s nice that you enjoyed the video, more than anything it seems like, it was very entertaining though. Tess and Kirstyn were pretty hilarious so I don’t blame you. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Sincerely,

H:smile:nnah

Dear Mr Avery’s Class,

Nice job on Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative! That was a really fun way to learn how to divide with a decimal in the divisor. I’m so glad Dr. Decimal was able to help!:) I can’t wait for more videos! Nice job!

~ Emma W.

Dear Emma,

Thank you for the comment. It seems like you

reallyliked it. Tess and Kirstyn certainly did a very good job and the video had humor with all the pointing and dramatic words.Thank you for commenting.Sincerely,

Hannah K. ๐

Dear Mr. Avery,

Sorry I forgot to say my mom found out that you spelled announcement wrong..

Sincerely,

Kirstyn

Dear Kirstyn,

Thanks for letting me know. I fixed it and added the new video up that has the correct spelling! That’s why it’s so important to check your work even when you’re making videos!

Sincerely,

Mr. Avery

Dear Mr. Avery,

These videos are AWESOME! I had so much fun making them. I can’t wait to make more! So far this is my favorite and I can’t see any others coming even close to beating it! (The others are still good too.)

Sincerely your amazing student,

Kirstyn M.

Dear Kirstyn,

I think the video is awesome too. That is awesome that this is your favorite video so far.

l♥ve,

Fi:lol:

Dear Kirstyn,

๐ Thanks for the comment. I ca’nt wait to do more videos with you and the class to put on the classroom blog. You did an amazing job in Dr. Decimal. GOOD JOB.

Sincerely,

Faith H.

Dear Mr. Avery,

The video looks great! ๐ I can’t believe how good they did! (no joke). Also, I hope we get to make a lot more of these because it came out good. Actually, it came out really good!

From,

Jennifer W

Dear Jenny,

Thanks for the comment Jenny. I am so glad you enjoyed our video. We will be making more videos for the classroom blog very soon.

Sincerely,

Faith H.

Aloha Mr. Avery and sixth graders,

I love Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative! What a clever way to teach division with decimals. I will be passing this on to our math teachers.

Looking forward to more.

A hui hou,

Mrs. Jacobs

Dear Mrs. Jacobs,

Thank you for visiting our class blog! I’m glad you enjoyed watching Dr. Decimal and Nurse Negative! I can’t wait for more videos like this, too! Thanks again!

~ Emma W.

Dear Mrs. Jacobs,

Thank you for writing a comment. I’m sure the other math teachers enjoy this video and the way Mr. Avery taught it. I hope you enjoy our future videos.

Sincerely,

Hannah K.