Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Modeling the Division of Fractions (and the why behind the reciprocal)

Modeling the Division of Fractions (and the why behind the reciprocal)
Modeling the Division of Fractions (and the why behind the reciprocal)
Modeling the Division of Fractions (and the why behind the reciprocal)
Modeling the Division of Fractions (and the why behind the reciprocal)
Modeling the Division of Fractions (and the why behind the reciprocal)
Modeling the Division of Fractions (and the why behind the reciprocal)
Modeling the Division of Fractions (and the why behind the reciprocal)
Modeling the Division of Fractions (and the why behind the reciprocal)
Subject
Grade Levels
Product Rating
3.9
9 ratings
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

442 KB|4 pages
Share
Product Description
Are you faced with the challenge of teaching students to divide with fractions, but don’t know how to lay the foundation for “numerator times numerator and denominator times denominator?” Too often our students retain minimal information regarding the division of fractions from day to day and year to year: which one do you flip, why am I multiplying when it says to divide, etc.

This lesson was designed to lay the foundation for dividing with fractions through models and to bridge the connection from the model to the algorithm where you multiply by the reciprocal. This is by no means a “keep change flip” rote practice type of lesson. Every part of this lesson is grounded in solid math through modeling the division of fractions. There is no doubt that by the completion of the lesson that students will understand why you multiply by the reciprocal to find the quotient to the division problem. More importantly, students have a modeling strategy to fall back on when they need reminding of the algorithm for dividing with fractions.
Thanks for looking!
Created by Kayce
Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
Report this Resource
Loading...
$1.75
Digital Download
More products from CreatedbyKayce
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
$1.75
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up