Instructional Activity# Using an Algorithm to Divide Fractions

Lesson 11. Unit 4. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 11, Unit 4, Grade 6. This activity allows students to practice using the algorithm from earlier to solve division problems that involve a wider variety of fractions. Students can use any method of reasoning and are not expected to use the algorithm. As they encounter problems with less-friendly numbers, however, they notice that it becomes more challenging to use diagrams or other concrete strategies, and more efficient to use the algorithm.