This tutorial gives an in-depth look at dividing fractions by showing you what it really means to divide them.

Keywords:

meaning

divide

fraction

reciprocal

Background Tutorials

Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each.

Division is a stepping stone of math! In this tutorial, you'll see how cookies can help you find the answer to division problems!

Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.

Multiplying integers is just like performing a bunch of additions of the same integer! Check out this tutorial and see how much multiplying and repeated addition have in common.

Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

Reciprocals are important when it comes to dividing fractions, finding perpendicular lines, dealing with inverse proportions, and so much more! In this tutorial you can review the basics about reciprocals.