Videos, examples, and solutions to help Grade 5 students learn to interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
For example, interpret 3/4 as the result of dividing 3 by 4, noting that 3/4 multiplied by 4 equals 3, and that when 3 wholes are shared equally among 4 people each person has a share of size 3/4. If 9 people want to share a 50-pound sack of rice equally by weight, how many pounds of rice should each person get? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?
Common Core: 5.NF.3
Connecting Fractions and Division: 5.NF.3
A fraction is a division problem, in which the numerator is divided by the denominator.
5.NF.B.3 Common Core Standards for Teachers and Parents
Dividing Fractions (5.NF.3)
Common Core State Standard 5.NF.3: interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator. Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers.
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