Unit 4, Lesson 2, Grade 5 icon
Unit 4, Lesson 2

Interpret a fraction as division.

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In this lesson, students begin understanding the division of whole numbers with answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers. Students will also interpret the remainders as a fraction. They will do an equal sharing activity with area models (both concrete and pictorial). For example, they will divide 5 crackers among 2 people (e.g. 5 ÷ 2 = 5/2 = 2 1/2). Students will see that division expressions can be written as fractions with the same digits. They will see that if there is a remaining whole, it must be divided into equal parts.

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