Academic Standard

Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve contextual problems involving division of fractions by fractions (e.g., using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem is suggested).
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Framework: 
Mathematics
Type: 
Standard
Code: 
TSS.Math.6.NS.A.1
Grade range: 
6
Groupings:
Content Emphasis = Major Content

For example, create a story context for (2/3) ÷ (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) ÷ (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 times 8/9 is 2/3 ((a/b) ÷ (c/d) = ad/bc.) Further example: How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi?

 
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