The Relationship Between Visual Fraction Models and Equations

Ours is to wonder why, not just to invert and multiply. The seventh installment of a 21-part module uses fraction models to help pupils understand why the invert-and-multiply strategy for dividing fractions works. They then work on some practice problems for this strategy.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a word wall using the vocabulary terms
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners need to understand both the measurement interpretation and partitive interpretation of a division problem
  • Pupils should also be able to efficiently multiply fractions
  • Provides printable fraction strips to use with the lesson
  • Lists scaffolding tips throughout the lesson guide
  • None
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