Lesson Plan

Dividing Fractions

Students will practice dividing fractions using multiple tools to reinforce understanding.
Lindsay M.
Classroom teacher
Enders-Salk Elementary School
Schaumburg, United States
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My Grades 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Apply and extend previous understanding of multiplication and division to mulitply and divide fractions

Grades 5
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1 Hook

Activity: Reading

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. 


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

Activity: Investigating

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

4 Independent Practice

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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

Activity: Assessing

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