Whole Number Division

Explore Dividing Whole Numbers by Fractions

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Explore Dividing Whole Numbers by Fractions

Find 3 ÷ 34.

  • Use Mia’s method of using a diagram or a number line.
  • Check your answer using multiplication.
  • How does your answer compare to Mia’s answer of 12 for 3 ÷ 14?
  • Given Mia’s answer for 3 ÷ 14, why does your answer make sense?
  • In your model, draw three rectangles to represent the whole number 3. How many equal parts should you divide each rectangle into?

Diagrams for Division

Hint:

  • In your model, draw three rectangles to represent the whole number 3. How many equal parts should you divide each rectangle into?
  • How can you use your model to show how many three-fourths ( 34 ) are in 3?