# Fractions / Fractions as Division

Activity 8 of 15
This lesson connects the concept of obtaining fractions through division; the whole number a divided by the whole number b.

## Planning and Resources

Objectives
Students understand that dividing the whole number a by another whole number b can be represented as (a/b).

Vocabulary
divisor
dividend

Standard:

## Lesson Snapshot

#### Understanding

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.

### Sample Assessment

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