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Dividing fractions

Students often find the division of fractions hard to conceptualise. This prompt uses a visual approach to develop conceptual understanding. The use of a mixed number in the first part of the prompt helps students understand the division of fractions more clearly. The resource includes teacher notes and guided questions.

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation
Keywords fraction, mixed number, division, reciprocal

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding, Algebra
Topics Fractions
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Use the 4 operations with positive rational numbers including fractions, decimals and percentages to solve problems using efficient calculation strategies

Numeracy progression Additive strategies (P10)
Interpreting fractions (P8)
Multiplicative strategies (P10)
Number and place value (P10)
Proportional thinking (P2)

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