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Fraction Division

Video Introduction

Fraction division can be a confusing and abstract concept for students. Modeling fraction division with fraction bars can help students attach meaning and understanding to this concept.

Sample Polypads

Fraction Division #1 - Polypad - Mathigon
Virtual Manipulatives for Mathematics Classrooms: polygons, number and algebra tiles, fraction bars, tangram, pentominoes, and more.
Fraction Division #2 - Polypad - Mathigon
Virtual Manipulatives for Mathematics Classrooms: polygons, number and algebra tiles, fraction bars, tangram, pentominoes, and more.

Teaching Tips

Turning on and off the number labels on the fraction bars may help with some questions:

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