Name: Azmat Hussain
Who is asking: Teacher
Level: Middle

Is there a way to explain division by fractions using patterns? For example 3 divided by one half.

Hi Azmat,

Why not use money? How many half dollars are there in $3?

If you go to the Resource Room at Math Central and search in the Keyword field for fraction you will find a resource titled Understanding Fractions that uses pattern blocks to work with fractions. Look at the section "Lesson 5- Division of Fractions".

Chris and Penny


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