Dividing Fractions

My 6th graders have been working with dividing fractions for the last two weeks. We explore these four ways, in this order:

  1. Number line
  2. Rectangles — I wrote about this here.
  3. Dividing by one
  4. Common denominator

It’s completely intentional that we work with the number line and rectangles first. I want my kids to see the answer and that it should match their intuition and understanding.

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