Fraction as Division

Videos and solutions to help Grade 5 students learn how to interpret a fraction as division.

Common Core Standards: 5.NF.3

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New York State Common Core Math Module 4, Grade 5, Lessons 2

Lesson 2 Concept Development

Problem 1
2 ÷ 2
1 ÷ 2
1 ÷ 3
2 ÷ 3
Problem 2
3 ÷ 2
Problem 3
4 ÷ 2
5 ÷ 2
Lesson 2 Problem Set

1. Draw a picture to show the division. Write a division expression using unit form. Then express your answer as a fraction.
a. 1 ÷ 5 = 5 fifths ÷ 5 = 1 fifth = 1/5
b. 3 ÷ 4
2. Draw to show how 2 children can equally share 3 cookies. Write an equation and express your answer as a fraction.
3. Carly and Gina read the following problem in their math class.
Seven cereal bars were shared equally by 3 children. How much did each child receive?
Carly and Gina solve the problem differently. Carly gives each child 2 whole cereal bars and then divides the remaining cereal bar between the 3 children. Gina divides all the cereal bars into thirds and shares the thirds equally among the 3 children.
a. Illustrate both girls' solutions.
b. Explain why they are both right.
4. Fill in the blanks to make true number sentences.
a. 2 ÷ 3 =
b. 15 ÷ 8 =
c. 11 ÷ 4 =
d. 3/2 = ______ ÷ ________
e. 9/13 = ______÷ _______
f. 1 1/3 = ________ ÷ _______

Lesson 2 Homework

This video shows how to interpret a fraction as a division problem using a diagram or model.
1. Draw a picture to show the division. Express your answer as a fraction.
b) 3 ÷ 5
2. Using a picture, show how six people could share four sandwiches. Then write an equation and solve.
Lesson 2 Homework

1. Draw a picture to show the division. Express your answer as a fraction.
1 ÷ 4
3 ÷ 2
6 ÷ 5

Lesson 2 Homework

1. Draw a picture to show the division. Express your answer as a fraction.
a) 1 ÷ 4
b) 3 ÷ 5
c) 7 ÷ 4
3. Fill in the blanks to make true number sentences.
a. 2 ÷ 7 =
b. 39 ÷ 5 =
c. 13 ÷ 3 =
d. 9/5 = ________ ÷ ________
e. 19/28 = _______÷ ______
f. 1 3/5 = ______ ÷ ________