# Decompose Non-Unit Fractions using Tape Diagrams

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Videos, examples, and solutions to help Grade 4 students learn how to decompose non-unit fractions and represent them as a whole number times a unit fraction using tape diagrams.

Common Core Standards: 4.NF.3b, 4.NF.4a, 4.NF.3a

### New York State Common Core Grade 4, Module 5, Lesson 3

Lesson 3 Concept Development
Problem 1: Express a non-unit fraction less than 1 as a whole number times a unit fraction using a tape diagram.
Problem 2: Determine the non-unit fraction greater than 1 that is represented by a tape diagram, and then write the fraction as a whole number times a unit fraction.

Problem 3: Express a non-unit fraction greater than 1 as a whole number times a unit fraction using a tape diagram.

Lesson 3 Problem Set

1. Decompose each fraction modeled by a tape diagram as a sum of unit fractions. Write the equivalent multiplication sentence.
a to e.
2. Write the following fractions greater than 1 as the sum of two products.
a and b
3. Draw a tape diagram and record the given fraction’s decomposition into unit fractions as a multiplication sentence.
a. 4/5
b. 5/8
c. 7/9
d. 7/4
e. 7/6

Lesson 3 Homework

1. Decompose each fraction modeled by a tape diagram as a sum of unit fractions. Write the equivalent multiplication sentence. The first one has been done for you.
a. to d.
2. Write the following fractions greater than 1 as the sum of two products.
a and b
3. Draw a tape diagram and record the given fraction’s decomposition into unit fractions as a multiplication sentence.
a. 3/5
b. 3/8
c. 5/9
d. 8/5
e. 12/4

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