Instructional Activity# Dividing by Non-unit Fractions

Lesson 10. Unit 4. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 10, Unit 4, Grade 6. Here students continue to use tape diagrams to reason about division and extend their observations about unit fractions to non-unit fractions. Specifically, they explore how to represent the numerator of the fraction in the tape diagram and study its effect on the quotient. Students generalize their observations as operational steps and then as expressions, which they then use to solve other division problems.