Dividing Fractions

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Literacy & Math Ideas: Three Ways to Divide Fractions

Three Ways to Divide Fractions

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…

Literacy & Math Ideas: Three Ways to Divide Fractions

Three Ways to Divide Fractions

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…

This is a terrific post on thinking about the meaning of division of fractions....great visual for a concept that kids find hard to envision.

Teaching Understanding in Math

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

Literacy & Math Ideas: Dividing Fractions: Going Beyond Procedures and Learning for Deep Understanding

Dividing Fractions: Going Beyond Procedures and Learning for Deep Understanding

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?…

Teaching With a Mountain View: Dividing Fractions

Dividing Fractions Anchor Chart, Game Freebie, and Math Journal - Teaching with a Mountain View

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

Here's a nice post with some good examples of dividing by fractions.

Visual Models for the Division of Fractions

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...

A great visual representation of dividing with fractions. www.teachthis.com.au

Dividing Fractions Poster

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...

Division of Fractions (Visual Method) - YouTube

Dividing Fractions with Fraction Models

Lesson 11.3: Dividing Fractions with Fraction Models

The Tutor House: Dividing Fractions Card Game

Dividing Fractions Card Game

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…

Activities: Dividing by Fractions ... with Graham Crackers!

Dividing by Fractions ... with Graham Crackers! | Activity | Education.com

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

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

cute intro for dividing fractions

The Multiplying Menace Divides (Charlesbridge Math Adventures)

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How to Divide Fractions

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.

Students must multiply and divide fractions and whole numbers in these area word problems. My themed task cards utilize real-world, relevant connections to allow students to connect with math concepts while having fun solving problems.    After completing the task cards, students work with the dimensions of each room to label the house plans.  -24 multi-step problems, 4 extension problems  Common Core aligned 5th

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Task Cards

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...