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Math Clip Art--Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers--Example 13--Two Thirds Divided by 2

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# Math Clip Art--Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers--Example 13--Two Thirds Divided by 2

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Fraction Operations

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This math clip art image illustrates the division of two-thirds by 2 using a visual fraction model. The image presents a rectangular model divided into three equal parts horizontally, with two parts shaded to represent the fraction 2/3. The rectangle is then divided in half vertically, and the resulting quotient, 2/6, is labeled. This simplifies to 1/3.

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

Using math clip art like this to teach fraction operations is highly effective, especially for visual learners. It provides a concrete representation of an abstract concept, making it more accessible for students to grasp. By seeing the process visually, students can better comprehend why dividing by a whole number results in a smaller fraction.

Teacher's Script: "Let's examine this picture closely. We begin with two-thirds of a rectangle. Now, we want to divide these two-thirds into two equal parts. What happens? We end up with six parts in total, and our original two-thirds is now split into two smaller pieces. So, two-thirds divided by two equals two sixths, which simplifies to one-third. Notice how dividing by two made our fraction smaller. Can you see how this relates to what we learned about dividing one-half by two?"

For a complete collection of math clip art related to Fraction Division click on this link: __Fraction Division Collection.__

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 |