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# Dividing Fractions

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We tackled dividing fractions this week! I was a little bit apprehensive about it since these are wee little fourth graders working on this tough stuff, but they did GREAT! Although I follow the CCSS, I thought it was a little silly that they don't include dividing a fraction by a fraction at fifth grade ... Read more

This engaging lesson involves snacks and has the students solving word problems that involve multiplying and dividing fractions.

Teaching Fractions As Division

Now that we are focusing on certain mathematical common core standards instead of "going through our book," how exactly do you teach for th...

This poster is a visual for fraction division with area models. A similar version is included in my 6th Grade Math Word Wall.You may also like:Dividing Fractions PennantMultiplying Fractions Poster5th Grade Math Word Wall...

Lesson 11.3: Dividing Fractions with Fraction Models

Modeling Fraction Division Using Arrays - This video illustrates a visual model for solving a word problem involving the division of fractions. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use arrays to estimate and/or solve the challenge problem presented at the end of the video. #Fractions #Division #Arrays #Math #MathVideo

Most students learn about fractions using the area model. Understanding only this representation of fractions can pose a problem when students advance into the upper elementary grade levels as well as into middle school. The area model is usually represented with a circle that is divided into equal sections. Rectangles are also used for this model. When different word problems are posed, students often have difficulty with visualizing the meaning of fractions when only one representation is…

Turn the second fraction upside down, then multiply, Ther are 3 simple steps:

Having a firm understanding of what a math concept means is just as important if not more than knowing the steps that should be followed in order to solve a math problem. By drawing step-by-step diagrams in math that show the progression of how numbers or fractional parts change, students are better able to understand math concepts. Let us look at an example. Megan read 3/5 of her book in 6 days. If she read the same number of pages each day, what fraction of the book did she read each day?…

Most students learn about fractions using the area model. Understanding only this representation of fractions can pose a problem when students advance into the upper elementary grade levels as well as into middle school. The area model is usually represented with a circle that is divided into equal sections. Rectangles are also used for this model. When different word problems are posed, students often have difficulty with visualizing the meaning of fractions when only one representation is…

This summer I attended a workshop called Visual Models for the Division of Fractions. Moving up to 5th grade next year, there's a lot I need to re-teach myself, like dividing fractions! Eeekkk! I wanted to share a couple of examples of how to use a visual model to divide fractions. For each question, we had to draw a linear model or an area model. I chose a linear model (number line). Our district Math coach is all about number lines so I figured it would be best for me to try to "see" it…

This is a great game that gets students up and moving while practicing the skill of dividing a whole number by a fraction. Students search the other students trying to get as many problems correct as they can before the time is up. ...

This is a story written for kids about a person who decides to cook eggs for friends. Before the story ends, the cook has to learn to multiply and divide the recipe which teaches readers to multiply and divide fractions. ...

Increase the engagement and real-world math connections with these House Plan task cards where students multiply fractions to figure out the area of each room or divide fractions to figure out a missing length or width measurement. Multiplying and Dividing fractions will have such a real-world meani...