Interpreting Division of a Fraction by a Whole Number—Visual Models

Divide fractions just like a model does. Pupils visualize the division of a fraction by a whole number by creating models. Scholars make the connection between dividing by a whole number and multiplication before practicing the skill with several straightforward problems and problems within a context. The lesson is the first in a series of 21.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide a quick review of dividing unit fractions by whole numbers
  • Have fraction manipulatives that are familiar to the class for them to use
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members should be comfortable with area models and modeling division of whole numbers
Pros
  • Includes scafolding suggestions for struggling learners
  • Contains sample models
Cons
  • None
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