Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Dividing Fractions by Fractions - Section 2: Problems


It is completely normal for students to react with confusion with these problems.  I used the context of the problems and the fraction kits to model it for students.  There were some students who immediately understood these problems and there were many other students who were still confused.  I called on students who understood to share their understanding with the rest of the class.  I started a “Fraction Wisdom” poster because there were students making statements and questions that not only demonstrated their understanding of the problem but also helped other students to understand.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Fraction Wisdom
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Dividing Fractions by Fractions

Unit 4: Fraction Operations
Lesson 14 of 19

Objective: SWBAT: • Demonstrate the relationship between multiplication and division involving fractions. • Use visual models to divide a fraction by a fraction. • Develop strategies for dividing a fraction by a fraction.

Big Idea: What do you get when you divide ¼ by ½? What does your answer actually mean? Students continue building their skills and strategies in order to divide fractions by fractions.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, dividing fractions, multiplying fractions, 6th grade, master teacher project, visual models, remainder
  60 minutes
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