Module 9: Dividing FractionsMath 5B  Course Guide
Module Overview:
In this module, students will learn about using visual models and equations to solve realworld fraction multiplication problems, use equations to solve realworld fraction problems and explain in writing the process of how to solve realworld problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers. They will learn how to identify and represent unit fractions, use visual models to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and learn the relationship between multiplication and division with unit fractions. Students will learn about dividing whole numbers by unit fractions, find the reciprocals of fractions and whole numbers, divide a unit fraction by a whole number, solve word problems by dividing unit fractions by nonzero whole numbers, divide whole numbers by fractions, divide fractions using reciprocals, and divide fractions using common denominators.
Module Materials:
 Pencils
 Crayons or colored pencils
 Notebook
 Scissors
 Glue
 Highlighter
 Markers
 Blank paper
Module Objectives:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Objective(s) 

1  Fraction Multiplication Review 

2  Fraction Multiplication and Word Problems 

3  Explanation of Word Problems 

4  Unit Fractions 

5  Visual Division with Unit Fractions 

6  Dividing and Multiplying with Unit Fractions 

7  Dividing by Unit Fractions 

8  Reciprocals 

9  Dividing by Whole Numbers 

10  Division by Unit Fractions Using Reciprocals and Common Denominators 

Module Key Words:
Key Words 

fraction multiplication equation visual model word problem multiply word problems mixed number product unit fraction quotient division divide fraction model reciprocal common denominator equivalent fraction whole number 
Module Assignments:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Page #  Assignment Title 

3  Explanation of Word Problems  5  Assignment 
6  Dividing and Multiplying with Unit Fractions  5  Assignment 
7  Dividing by Unit Fractions  5  Assignment 
10  Division by Unit Fractions Using Reciprocals and Common Denominators  5  Assignment 
Learning Coach Notes:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Notes 

1  Fraction Multiplication Review  In their math notebook, have your student describe why it is helpful to solve a problem with more than one strategy. 
2  Fraction Multiplication and Word Problems  Ask your student to explain the steps to multiplying fractions and how to solve multistep word problems. 
3  Explanation of Word Problems  Review the math assignment for this lesson with your student and ask them to explain to you how they solved each problem. 
4  Unit Fractions  Have your student explain unit fractions in their math notebook and how to use visual models to represent unit fractions. 
5  Visual Division with Unit Fractions  In their math notebook, have your student write examples of using visual models to divide unit fractions. 
6  Dividing and Multiplying with Unit Fractions  In their math notebook, have your student describe how to divide and multiply using unit fractions. 
7  Dividing by Unit Fractions  In their math notebook, have your student describe the strategies they can use to divide whole numbers by unit fractions. 
8  Reciprocals  In their math notebook, have your student explain what reciprocals are and how they relate to fractions. 
9  Dividing by Whole Numbers  In their math notebook, have your student explain how common denominators help with dividing fractions. 
10  Division by Unit Fractions Using Reciprocals and Common Denominators  In their math notebook, have your student summarize the strategies they can use to solve fraction division problems. 
Module Guiding Questions:
When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.
Lesson Title  Question 

Fraction Multiplication Review 

Fraction Multiplication and Word Problems 

Explanation of Word Problems 

Unit Fractions 

Visual Division with Unit Fractions 

Dividing and Multiplying with Unit Fractions 

Dividing by Unit Fractions 

Reciprocals 

Dividing by Whole Numbers 

Division by Unit Fractions Using Reciprocals and Common Denominators 

Module Video Questions:
When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.
Lesson Title  Video  Question 

Fraction Multiplication Review  Fraction Multiplication Review 

Fraction Multiplication and Word Problems  Fraction Multiplication and Word Problems 

Explanation of Word Problems  Explanation of Word Problems 

Unit Fractions  Unit Fractions 

Visual Division with Unit Fractions  Visual Division with Unit Fractions 

Dividing and Multiplying with Unit Fractions  Dividing and Multiplying with Unit Fractions 

Dividing by Unit Fractions  Dividing by Unit Fractions 

Reciprocals  Reciprocals 

Dividing by Whole Numbers  Dividing by Whole Numbers 

Division by Unit Fractions Using Reciprocals and Common Denominators  Division by Unit Fractions Using Reciprocals and Common Denominators 

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:
Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:
 What is the main idea?
 What are three things new you learned?
 How does this book relate to what you are learning about?
#  Book  Author  Lexile Level 

Module Outing:
Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.
#  Outing 
