Modeling Division of Fractions

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Provide a meaningful context for learning about the division of fractions with this upper-elementary math lesson. Presented with a simple, real-world problem, young mathematicians work in small groups to develop visual models that help them to find a solution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Add this lesson to an upper-elementary or middle school math unit on fractions
  • Create a worksheet that students can use to record their solutions to the guided practice problems
  • If possible, give learners the option of using fraction manipulatives to model the math problems in this lesson
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  • Lesson provides suggestions for extending learning and differentiating instruction
  • Offers writing prompts that students can respond to in their math journals
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