Have students connect the whole number to the unit squares and the unit fraction to each partition within the unit square.
What to look for
Students should see that the quotient is the total number of partitions within the two unit squares.
Consider the following problem: You used 2 (2/3) cups of sugar to make 4 batches of pancake batter. How many cups would you use for 1 batch of batter?
Answer: (2/3) cup per batch.