# Dividing Fractions Using Visual Models

Skill:

Divide two fractions or a fraction and a whole number in number or word problems.

# Dividing Fractions Using Visual Models

Divide a fraction by another fraction with unlike denominator using a visual model in this activity.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.*

### Open-ended question 1

When both fractions have a common denominator, does it make dividing fractions easier or more difficult? Explain.

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### Open-ended question 2

Jose noticed that is the same as . However, he isn't sure this strategy will work with . Will his strategy work? If so, explain why. If not, describe what he can do to find the quotient.

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### Open-ended question 3

Mary noticed that can be solved by dividing straight across . Is this true for all fraction division? Explain.

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