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

Connect division with multiplication through the use of models. Groups solve problems involving the division of a whole number by a fraction using models. The groups share their methods along with the corresponding division and multiplication equations. The lesson is the second lesson in a 21-part series.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign multiple groups to the same question and have them compare solution strategies
  • Use the results of the exit ticket to determine learners that need additional practice before moving on
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be able to interpret division of a fraction by a whole number
  • Discusses the difference between measurement division and partitive division
  • The answer key shows the anticipated work to arrive at the solutions
  • None
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