Lesson Plan

# Dividing Fractions

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

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
Subjects
Math
Grades 6 – 10

#### 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.