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In This Unit of Study…

Students make the connection between fractions and division by understanding that fractions can also represent division of a numerator by a denominator. Students will have many opportunities to explore the relationship between the numerator and denominator within real-world contexts. Students work with fractions greater than one; however, it is not the expectation for students to simplify fractions to lowest terms.

B.E.S.T. Benchmarks:

  • MA.5.FR.2.4 Extend previous understanding of division to explore the division of a unit fraction by a whole number and a whole number by a unit fraction.
  • MA.5.AR.1.3 Solve real-world problems involving division of a unit fraction by a whole number and a whole number by a unit fraction.

Key Concepts:

  • I can use my understanding of unit fractions (fractions with a numerator of one) to determine how many unit fractions make up a whole.
  • I can use the amount of groups or shares to determine how much or how many are in each group or share.
  • I can interpret and compute a quotient when dividing a unit fraction by a whole number.
  • I can interpret and compute a quotient when dividing a whole number by a unit fraction.
  • I can solve real-world problems involving division of a unit fraction by a whole number.
  • I can solve real-world problems involving division of a whole number by a unit fraction.