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Traffic Jam

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

It is much easier to visualize division of fraction problems with contexts where the quantities involved are continuous. It makes sense to talk about a fraction of an hour. The context suggests a linear diagram, so this is a good opportunity for students to draw a number line or a double number line to solve the problem. Linker cubes are also an appropriate tool to solve this problem.

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