How Many Marbles?

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Don't lose your marbles! This simple story problem helps make teaching division with fractions much easier. Work on this problem along with the lesson titled, How Many Servings of Oatmeal? to highlight the difference between the two versions of division. Context provides a great opportunity to discuss the inverse relationship between multiplication and division, smoothly transitioning into explicit instruction about the steps to dividing fractions. 

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Pros

  • Requires students to support answers with pictures or diagrams
  • Context clearly illustrates the process of dividing with fractions
Cons

  • Worksheet only includes a single problem