6.NS.1 Dividing Fractions – Understanding the Reciprocal
When dividing fractions we multiply by the reciprocal. We do this so we can effectively make the divisor 1. This lesson is carried out through visual models and identifying the multiplication sentence that tells the story.
I began this lesson by modeling 1 divided by 2/3 = 3/2 by using measuring cups and rice.
This lesson includes:
Classwork (with guided notes)