Unit 6 - Understanding Division of a Unit Fraction and a Whole Number

In Unit 6 students will:

  • Apply and extend previous understanding of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions
  • Interpret division of a unit fraction by a non-zero whole number, and compute such quotients
  • Interpret division of a whole number by a unit fraction, and compute such quotients
  • Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions

By the end of Unit 6 your child should be able to answer the following questions:

  • How is dividing whole numbers similar to dividing fractions?
  • How can division of fractions and whole numbers be used to represent and understand real-world, and mathematical problems?
  • What is the relationship between multiplication by a fraction and division?

 

The following videos support some of the topics covered in Unit 6:

  • Dividing a Unit Fraction by a Whole Number Using An Area Model

  • Dividing a Unit Fraction by a Whole Number Using An Area Model

  • Solving Real World Problems Involving Division of Unit Fractions by Whole Numbers

  • Dividing a Whole Number By a Unit Fraction Using Visual Models

  • Dividing Whole Numbers by Fractions

  • Dividing Fractions using Visual Models and the Reciprocal

 

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