Fractions, Division, and Models ... Oh My!

Sixth graders in Mrs. Matsko’s math class are learning how to divide with fractions. We started dividing fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by fractions and are now dividing fractions by fractions. Students are using hands-on manipulatives called fraction towers to gain an understanding of breaking items into fractional groups. They are also learning how to use fraction strips and number lines to model the division of fractions and will soon learn the algorithm for dividing fractions.