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Division of Fractions

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Division of Fractions


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You will demonstrate division of fractions using a model.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Represent division of fractions using a model when dividend is larger than divisor.
  • Represent division of fractions using a model when dividend is smaller than divisor.
  • Explain that to divide fractions, multiply the dividend by the multiplicative inverse, or reciprocal, of the divisor.

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Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 15 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be familiar with the area model of fractions, denominator, least common denominator, multiplication of fractions, numerator, and reciprocals.
Course Pre-Algebra
Type of Tutorial Visual Proof
Key Vocabulary division, division of fractions, fractions