Materials:
Procedure:
1. Warmup: Bring in dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. Ask students how many of each coin are in one dollar. Represent this with stacks of coins. Ask students if they can express these amounts as fractions.
2. Motivate the Lesson: Ask students if they know how to multiply fractions. Explain that dividing fractions is very similar. Ask them if they know how to find a reciprocal and if they can give examples of fractions and their reciprocals.
3. Proceed through the lesson with the “Question of the Day”. Use money, strips of cut up paper, or blocks to represent fractions.
4. Verify that students understand how to find reciprocals. Verify that they understand the steps of fraction division by going through the examples provided.
*Stress that you find the reciprocal of the bottom fraction and change the division sign to a multiplication sign. Stress that you do NOT need a common denominator in order to multiply fractions.
5. Have students complete the How to Divide Fractions Worksheet for homework.
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HOW TO DIVIDE FRACTIONS LESSON 

How to Divide Fractions Lesson *
Lesson
excerpt  How many quarters are in one dollar? How many dimes are in one dollar? How many nickels are in one dollar? These are basic money questions that you should understand, especially if you purchase anything at the store. Before reading further, take a moment to answer these questions in your head. Then read ahead to see if you were correct.
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HOW TO DIVIDE FRACTIONS
WORKSHEET 

How to Divide Fractions Worksheet
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Student worksheet on dividing fractions. 





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