Unit Fractions in Real World Problems Math Games

In this series of games, your students will learn to solve real-world problems involving the division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions. The Unit Fractions in Real World Problems learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 5.NF.B.7.c as written in the common core national math standards.

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Concepts Covered

Use factor families to show that if a x b = c, then c / a = b. Reason that since there are b portions of 1/b in 1, then there must be a x b portions of 1 / b in a. See that dividing a whole number by a unit fraction determines how many of that unit fraction is in the whole number. Use factor families to show that a / 1/b = c so c x 1/b = a. Use visual fraction models to show and prove your reasoning. Recognize that division of a whole number is the same as multiplying by a unit fraction. Given that dividing a whole number can be represented as a fraction, divide a unit fraction by a whole. Use visual fraction models to show the quotient. Dividing a unit fraction into more whole number parts means partitioning the denominator into smaller parts. 

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Tags: unit fractions, multiplication, division, factor families, quotient, whole number, denominator

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