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**Dividing Fractions**

Dividing Fractions Using an Algorithm

Always do these steps FIRST:

Make sure all whole numbers are written as fractions

Make sure all Mixed Numbers are written as Improper Fractions

Dividing Whole Numbers by Fractions

Divide Fractions by Whole Numbers

Dividing Fractions by Fractions

**Summarize**

How do we divide fractions?

2 Methods:

- Visually

- Using an Algorithm

Dividing Mixed Numbers by Fractions

Important Vocabulary

Improper Fraction

What's an algorithm?

An algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations

What does visually mean?

When we do math visually, we will draw a tape diagram so we can

see

what the problem and the answer

look like

through a picture

Mixed Number

Reciprocal

Tape Diagram

Divisor

Dividend

Part

Whole

Rule #1.

Keep the 1st fraction the same

Examples:

Dividing Fractions Using an Algorithm

Rule #2.

Change division to multiplication

Dividing Fractions Using an Algorithm

Rule #3.

Write the reciprocal of the 2nd fraction

Dividing Mixed Numbers by Fractions

Dividing Whole Numbers By Fractions

Dividing Fractions by Fractions

Do you feel you can divide fractions?

What do you think is

most difficult about

dividing fractions?

What method do you prefer? Using the Standard Algorithm or Visually?

Dividing Mixed Numbers by Mixed Numbers

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