Divide a Fraction by a Fraction

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

As your classmates present, take notes to clarify your understanding of how to divide a fraction by a unit fraction.

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • Do all of the methods make sense?
  • Which methods did you find easier to use? Why?
  • Which methods did you find more difficult to use? Why?
  • How are the two models you just looked at alike? How are they different?
  • Where do you see the unit fraction in your model?
  • Why can multiplication be used to solve a division problem?
  • Is there a general pattern you can use to divide any fraction by a unit fraction?