# Dividing Fractions

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Curipod lesson about topic "Dividing Fractions"

## cwalton

Updated 5 months ago

1. Word cloud
120 seconds
What is the best way to divide two fractions?
2. Slide
60 seconds
To divide fractions, multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. Reciprocal means flipping the second fraction upside down. Divide fractions by following the order of operations!
Dividing Fractions
3. Slide
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Fractions: A fraction is a number that represents part of a whole. Divide: Divide means to split into equal parts.
Concepts:
4. Slide
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Dividing fractions was used by ancient Egyptians to measure land. The symbol '÷' for division didn't appear until 1525! Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying them together!
Fun facts:
5. Open question
660 seconds
Work together in pairs: How did you feel when you were able to divide fractions?
6. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a crazy picture of a monster that lives in your bedroom closet!
7. Poll
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What is the result of dividing 1/4 by 1/2?
• 1/8
• 2/4
• 1/2
• 4/1
8. Poll
300 seconds
What is the result of dividing 3/4 by 3/4?
• 1/4
• 1/3
• 1/1
• 3/3
9. Poll
300 seconds
What is the result of dividing 3/5 by 4/5?
• 1/2
• 2/3
• 3/4
• 4/5
10. Poll
300 seconds
What is the result of dividing 2/3 by 5/6?
• 2/5
• 3/4
• 4/5
• 5/6
11. Poll
300 seconds
What is the result of dividing 4/5 by 1/2?
• 2/5
• 2/3
• 4/1
• 8/5