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Math Clip Art--Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers--Example 04--One Half Divided by 5

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# Math Clip Art--Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers--Example 04--One Half Divided by 5

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Fraction Operations

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This math clip art image demonstrates the division of one-half by 5 using a visual fraction model. The image shows a rectangular model divided into two equal parts horizontally, with one part shaded to represent the fraction 1/2. The rectangle is then divided into five equal parts vertically, and the resulting quotient, 1/10, is labeled.

This visual representation is crucial in helping students understand that when dividing a fraction by a whole number, the resulting fraction becomes smaller. It clearly illustrates how the denominator increases while the numerator remains the same, effectively "splitting" each part of the original fraction into smaller pieces. This concept is fundamental for developing a comprehensive understanding of fraction division.

Using math clip art like this to teach fraction operations is highly effective, particularly for visual learners. It provides a tangible representation of an abstract concept, making it more accessible for students to grasp. By visualizing the process, students can better comprehend why dividing by a whole number results in a smaller fraction, and how the size of the divisor affects the result.

Teacher's Script: "Take a close look at this picture. We start with half of a rectangle. Now, we want to divide this half into five equal parts. What happens? We end up with ten parts in total, and our original half is now split into five smaller pieces. So, one-half divided by five equals one-tenth. Notice how dividing by an even larger number (five) made our fraction smaller than all our previous examples. Can you predict what would happen if we divided by an even larger number?"

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Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.7.A, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.7.B, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.7.C |
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Grade Range | 5 - 8 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Arithmetic• Fractions• Fractions and Mixed Numbers |

Copyright Year | 2015 |

Keywords | math clip art, fractions, fraction division, dividing fractions by whole numbers |