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# Dividing Fractions

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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…

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…

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

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?…

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 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 ne...

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

Dividing Fractions High or Low Card Game Some of my students favorite math games during tutoring involve a deck of cards. They never tire of them. Over the last few years, I've come up with several ways to play with a deck of cards. The above picture is one where my students are dividing fractions. I like using a deck of cards because it makes it fun and saves me the hassle of having to come up or find a worksheet with fractions on it. We just use a white board and make the appropriate boxes…

Teach your fourth grader an important math concept with this quick and simple activity that shows him how to divide whole numbers by fractions.

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

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Teaching Fractions As Division

This free support page will help you understand how to divide fractions and provide you with several free printable fraction worksheets for you to practice this skill. Created by the Math Salamanders.

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...