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Math Clip Art--Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers--Example 45--Two Fifths Divided by 4

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# Math Clip Art--Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers--Example 45--Two Fifths Divided by 4

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Fraction Operations

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This math clip art image illustrates the division of two-fifths by 4 using a visual fraction model. The image shows a rectangle divided into fifths, with two-fifths shaded. This two-fifths is then further divided into 4 equal parts, demonstrating how 2/5 ÷ 4 = 2/20 or 1/10.

As part of a comprehensive collection, this image can be used to teach fraction division step-by-step. Teachers can use these visuals to explain how dividing a fraction by a whole number results in a smaller fraction. The series of images helps students understand the concept of equal sharing in fraction division, especially with larger divisors.

Using math clip art to teach fractions is vital as it provides a concrete visual representation of abstract concepts. Fraction models like this one help students visualize the process of division, making it easier to understand and remember. For dividing fractions by whole numbers, the steps shown are: 1) Represent the fraction, 2) Divide it into the number of parts indicated by the whole number divisor, 3) Identify the resulting smaller fraction.

Teacher's Script: "Let's analyze this image together. We start with two-fifths of the rectangle. Now, imagine we need to share these two-fifths equally among 4 people. How much would each person get? We can see that each of the 4 parts is actually one-tenth of the whole rectangle. So, two-fifths divided by 4 equals one-tenth. Notice how dividing by this larger number results in an even smaller fraction. Can you compare this result to our previous examples with smaller divisors?"

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 |