Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. For example, interpret 3/4 as the result of dividing 3 by 4, noting that 3/4 multiplied by 4 equals 3 and that when 3 wholes are shared equally among 4 people each person has a share of size 3/4. If 9 people want to share a 50-pound sack of rice equally by weight, how many pounds of rice should each person get? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?

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Fraction Bars Represent Division

5th Grade Math » Unit: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
5th Grade Math » Unit: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Julie Kelley
Tyngsborough, MA
Environment: Suburban
Big Idea:

Students convert fractions into decimals using their knowledge of division.

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Journey to Mt. EOG

5th Grade Math » Unit: Test Prep
5th Grade Math » Unit: Test Prep
Jessica Field
Kenansville, NC
Environment: Rural
Big Idea:

Hike Mt. EOG, but take a few rests along the way to re-fuel yourself for this journey.

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