Students tend to muddle multiplicative inverse (reciprocal) and additive inverse (opposite). The practice here, with the “I have who has” is designed to settle in their minds the differences. This could also easily be used as an assessment.
Varying formats are included – some with MORE instruction, some with LESS (see header at the top to determine which best fits your needs).
Common Core Standards
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
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?.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.6 Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.6.A Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., -(-3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite.
Standards for Mathematical Practices
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6 Attend to precision.
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