Education Technology

Dividing Fractions

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students make use of a visual representation for dividing fractions. They also discover the numerical algorithm used to divide fractions.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates
  • Develop and analyze algorithms for computing with fractions, decimals, and integers and develop fluency in their use
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary