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Middle Grades Math: Visualizing Fractions
by Texas Instruments

Updated on September 12, 2014

Overview

In this activity, students will explore multiplication and division of fractions using several representations to develop fluency. Students will also solve problems involving similarity using proportions.

Key Steps

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    Students will enter fractions and multiply. To do this, they need to follow the directions on the worksheet.

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    Many students have difficulty understanding what is being done when dividing by a fraction. It can be explained as finding how many “divisors” are in the “dividend”. Using the fraction tiles and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition should help students visualize this concept.