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Pupils divide fractions by multiplying fractions by their reciprocals. In this fractions lesson, students listen to a lecture about dividing fractions. They work practice problems with the class, following teacher directions. Directions in the lesson require pupils to multiply by the reciprocal to find the answer to the division problem.
You want me to what? Divide fractions? Ok, breathe. Would it be better if you multiplied those fractions? Find out how to change a division of fractions into a multiplication of fractions.
How on earth do you divide a fraction? This video answers that question in just over one minute. You'll learn that you don't actually divide fractions, but multiply them by their reciprocal. The entire procedure is explained in this homemade video.
Multiplying and dividing fractions can be simple! Help your students access these skills using this fractions instructional activity, where they will first learn the steps by reading short informational text. The instructions are good, however the layout is slightly awkward. It would be more helpful if the fractions in the examples were written vertically, and you might want to save paper by consolidating the unneccessary gaps. Learners practice by solving 6 problems. Answers are provided.
In this teacher's guide to the multiplying and dividing fractions worksheet, students learn that fractions are converted to decimals on a calculator. Students have guided practice multiplying a fraction by a whole number; multiplying a fraction by a fraction; and dividing fractions and mixed numbers, all on a calculator.
Dividing fractions can be a daunting task for young mathematicians. This presentation does an excellent job of taking the mystery away from the process, and leads pupils through the steps in a clear, concise manner. Four examples are given, and the last slide offers some independent practice for students to try on their own. An excellent PowerPoint!
What better way to explore working with fractions then by using them when cooking? For this lesson, students use video, the Internet, and real world, hands-on learning activities to enhance their understanding of multiplying and dividing fractions.
This clip may be of some use, provided either as a tutorial for students or a methodology for a teacher. Dividing fractions is described and associated as flipping and dipping similar to rip and dip at Pizza Hut. Note: This video appears to be a student-teacher video probably made for learning purposes.
In this dividing fractions worksheet, students problem solve twenty equations by dividing fractions and simplifying their answers as far as possible.
Fourth and fifth graders practice basic operations with fractions. In this fractions lesson, pupils add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, first with teacher guidance and then with a computer game called "Fraction Four."
A simple problem-solving learning exercise has scholars practice dividing fractions, then reducing to simplest terms. There are 18 questions on each of the two worksheets, and answers are provided for both. None of the fractions includes negative or mixed numbers in the original equation, however as learners simplify the answers, they are expected to use mixed numbers when possible.
The concept of dividing fractions is explored in this video. The instructor answers the question of whether or not one always has to invert fractions when multiplying. The answer is no, and she goes on to explain when one has to invert fractions and when he doesn't.
Dividing fractions is a skill often used in the real world; Show your scholars how math can be applied in forestry through this word problems instructional activity. Initial information gives students the necessary context to solve 5 scenario questions, each relating to trees planted in a forest. One question walks students through a solution, then asks them why it is incorrect. This may be inspiration to use math in a class gardening project!
Reciprocals are the method used for dividing fractions in this instructional session. A fraction is defined as being a division problem, and then the whole group works together to solve several problems. They check for the reasonableness of their answer using a short cut trick.
Dividing fractions can be easily translated into multiplying with a simple reciprocal! Use this worksheet, which has clear step-by-step instructions, to help students practice this simple skill using examples and guidance. Each step is written out for students in the examples, and then several more examples have students filling in different parts of the equation. They solve 4 problems on their own.
Upper graders study fraction and mixed number division and also review fraction multiplication. In this fraction and mixed numbers lesson, learners work with the teacher in an oral problem solving method to multiply and divide fractions or mixed numbers.
In this dividing fractions learning exercise, students divide fractions by whole numbers and look at pictures of pies. Students complete 8 problems total.
Learners read about and look at diagrams of how to divide fractions. They use the process to solve five problems.