# Dividing Fractions

#### 1 Hook

This lesson should be taught after students have a conceptual understanding of dividing fractions and are familiar with how to find reciprocals.

Teacher will read a math based story "Louie Lewis: The Case of the Flipping Fractions" from *Funny and Fabulous Fraction Stories* pg. 54-55 with students to teach how students can use reciprocals to divide fractions.

https://msdiazclass.wikispaces.com/file/view/Fractions+Funny+Stories.pdf

#### 2 Direct Instruction

Use https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions/div-fractions-frac... to reinforce concepts touched on the in hook math story of using reciprocals to divide fractions.

#### 3 Guided Practice

Have students try the problems from the story and then review answers as a class showing examples on whiteboard as needed.

#### 4 Independent Practice

Setup your class online so students can log into complete assignments and tasks you set for them. Use the online tool to setup the fraction division task for your students to complete.

#### 5 Wrap-Up

Give students an exit slip to assess their understanding of how to use reciprocals to divide fractions.