This article is written for middle school students to learn about dividing fractions. The article extends previous understanding about division and modeling to fractions. A graphic organizer, partner reading activity, and student directions are included to use at the station. Reading and summarizing this article has been a great way to get students comfortable with dividing fractions.
This article was written by Kimberly Wasylyk, a math teacher with 10 years of experience.
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CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.A.1 Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) ÷ (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) ÷ (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (In general, (a/b) ÷ (c/d) = ad/bc.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 3/4-cup servings are in 2/3 of a cup of yogurt? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi?.
Middle School Math Article - Dividing Fractions
by Kimberly Wasylyk
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