The file illustrates two different approaches to thinking about this relationship between fractions and division. Be sure students can explain both methods.
What to look for
As students discuss the concept of fraction as division, encourage them to explain their reasoning. Have students work independently then have the class work together to find the solutions using the interactive number lines.
If 3 granola bars are to be shared among 4 students how much will each student get?
a. (1/4) of a granola bar
b. 1 (1/3) of a granola bar
c. (3/4) of a granola bar
d. (1/2) of a granola bar