Unit 2, Lesson 1# Understand a Fraction as Division of the Numerator by the Denominator in Context

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 60 min(s)

The focus of this unit is for students to understand that a fraction is a division problem and that there is a corresponding multiplication problem which shows the fraction as the product of a unit fraction and a whole number. Students have already been introduced to fractions and understand that a fraction consists of a numerator and denominator a/b. Consistent use of visual models (fraction strip, number line, etc.) and equations to solve word problems.