### What Does It Mean To Divide Fractions?

What does it mean to divide a fraction by a fraction? This is a great starting point for beginning a unit about dividing fractions. The reason why is because it encourages students to understand concepts first and learn procedures for solving math problems second. (To access task cards that teach and review this concept, scroll to the bottom of this blog post.) Using a question and diagrams as a starting point will help students better understand and identify word problems that involve the…

### Free Pizza Fraction Printable Activities: Equivalent Fractions

These fun pizza fraction printable activities will add some fun into learning about equivalent fractions. Print and go in less than five minutes.

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### 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?…

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### Introducing Division, Computational Strategies

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### 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 need to re-teach myself, like dividing fractions! Eeekkk! I wanted to share a couple of examples of how to use a visual model to divide fractions. For each question, we had to draw a linear model or an area model. I chose a linear model (number line). Our district Math coach is all about number lines so I figured it would be best for me to try to "see" it…

### Dividing Fractions: You're Teaching It Wrong - 6, NOW 7! Essential Elements

UPDATED DECEMBER 8, 2016: Shout out & props to my 6th Grade Student "Leo' for bringing this up! Leo and I were discussing the problem 5 ÷ 1 1/2. As we worked together, we came up with 2 solutions, both of which were correct! Read the new section I added and make sure you show this to your stud...

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### Fractions with Unequal Partitions - Math Coach's Corner

Do your students understand the basic idea that fractions must have EQUAL parts? Check out this lesson for building understanding.

### How to Divide Fractions by Fractions

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### Shape Fractions Sorting Game- 1.G.1.3

Featured in this listing are two sorting games to practice the common core standard 1.G.1.3 for partitioning shapes. The games also make a great review option for second graders. The first game is called "Shape Sort." The object is to sort the shapes based on equal or unequal parts into the corresp...