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Math Clip Art--Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers--Example 52--Three Fifths Divided by 5

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# Math Clip Art--Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers--Example 52--Three Fifths Divided by 5

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Fraction Operations

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This math clip art image demonstrates the division of three-fifths by 5 using a visual fraction model. The image depicts a rectangle divided into fifths, with three-fifths highlighted. This three-fifths is then further divided into 5 equal parts, illustrating how 3/5 ÷ 5 = 3/25.

This image, as part of a larger collection, can be used to teach the concept of fraction division systematically. Teachers can use these visuals to show how dividing a fraction by a whole number always results in a smaller fraction. The sequence of images in the collection helps students grasp the idea of equal distribution in fraction division, even with more complex divisors.

Utilizing math clip art to teach fractions is essential as it provides a tangible visual representation of abstract mathematical concepts. Fraction models like this one enable students to visualize the process of division, making it more accessible and memorable. For dividing fractions by whole numbers, the steps illustrated are: 1) Represent the initial 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 examine this image together. We begin with three-fifths of the whole rectangle. Now, imagine we need to share these three-fifths equally among 5 people. How much would each person receive? We can see that each of the 5 parts is actually three-twenty-fifths of the whole rectangle. Therefore, three-fifths divided by 5 equals three-twenty-fifths. Notice how dividing by 5 has made our fraction even smaller than in previous examples. Can you explain why the denominator of our result is now 25?"

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 |