Lesson Plan

Dividing Fractions

Going beyond multiplying by the reciprocal
Maria H.
Technology coordinator
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to

  • visually understand the quotient of diving fractions.
  • derive a quotient without solving a math problem
  • create a dividing fractions lesson
Grades 6 – 10
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1 Hook

Students will make a division problem about a 4 foot sub sandwich and how much will 4 people get.

2 Direct Instruction

After reviewing the screen cast, students will grab the fraction strips and demonstrate the sub problem with the manipulatives.


3 Guided Practice

Students will divide manipulative represenations on Baiboard and find the corresponding parts on the virtual manipulatives app. 

After a couple of visual representations, students will write the algebraic method to solve the division problem. Students will understand that the quotient is a product.

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Investigating

There's an app called Dividing Fractions. Students will work through the lesson, use the manipulatives and take the challenge.

5 Wrap-Up

Students will then use ScreenChomp as partners to create fraction division problems for the class to work out and check each other's answers.