Students solve word problems that require dividing and multiplying with fractions and mixed numbers.
Students apply their knowledge about multiplying and dividing fractions to solve word problems. This includes applying the general methods for dividing fractions learned in previous lessons:
- Rewrite the dividend and the divisor so they have a common denominator. The answer to the original division will be the quotient of the numerators.
- Multiply the dividend by the reciprocal of the divisor.
Goals and Learning Objectives
- Apply knowledge of fraction multiplication and division to solve word problems.