Dividing a Fraction by a Fraction

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Young mathematicians have an understanding of dividing unit fractions by whole numbers and dividing whole numbers by unit fractions. The next step, which this lesson plan addresses, is to help them understand how to divide a fraction by a fraction. Through a variety of activities you explore real-world problems, the relationship between multiplication and division, and the discovery of an algorithm for fraction division. The introduction of vocabulary such as, reciprocal, multiplicative inverse, and multiplicative identity is introduced. 

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