## Dividing Fractions by Whole NumbersMelissa Sheldon

Write down the three steps that are involved in dividing fractions.

Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate how to divide a fraction with a whole number using a candy bar with 80% accuracy.

### Vocabulary

1. Numerator- Top of a fraction, represents how much you have.
2. Denominator- Bottom part of a fraction, represents the total number of equal parts.
3. Whole Number Fractions- any number over 1: 6=6/1
4. Multiply Fractions- multiply straight across
What's New
How is dividing and multiplying fractions related?
• Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal.
• Just like in the video where it says 'flip' that is the same as finding the reciprocal.
• For example, the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2 because 2/3 times 3/2=6/6, and 6/6=1
• So remember when solving a problem follow three steps.
1. Keep the first fraction the same
2. Rewrite as a multiplication problem
3. Find the reciprocal (flip)

Let's Practice
Recap

### How do you find a reciprocal?

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