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This 3 Act Task helps students visualize fraction division as a question of how many of the second number can fit inside the first number - using pizzas πŸ•. The puzzle asks students to think creatively about how many half pizzas are in three-fourths of a pizza.

ACT 1

Inspiring Interest

ENGAGE
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Before presenting the Act 1 video, ask students to consider the following questions as they watch:
β€œWhat do you notice? What do you wonder?”
β€œIs there anything that sticks out?”
β€œIs there anything that reminds you of something else?”
β€œWhat are you curious to know?”

2.
Present the Act 1 video.

3.
After presenting the Act 1 video, allow students to share their initial thoughts.

4.
Replay the Act 1 video and continue with the following questions:
β€œWhat do you think is the solution to the puzzle?”
β€œAre there any predictions you’d automatically rule out? Why or why not?”
β€œWhat additional information would help you make a more confident prediction?”

5.
After allowing students to share their initial predictions, proceed to Act 2.

ACT 2

Stimulating Thinking

ENGAGE
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Before presenting the Act 2 video, ask students to be on the lookout for new information that will help them refine their predictions.

2.
Present the Act 2 video.

3.
After presenting the Act 2 video, prompt students to consider the following questions:
β€œHow does this new information affect your initial prediction?”
β€œAre there any changes you’d like to make? Why or why not?”

4.
Give students time to finalize their predictions.

5.
Continue with the following questions:
β€œWhat is your final prediction?”
β€œWhat is the reasoning behind your prediction?”
β€œHow does your prediction and reasoning compare to others in the class?”

6.
After allowing students to share their final predictions, proceed to Act 3.

ACT 3

Illuminating Teacher Moves

ENGAGE
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1.
Before presenting the Act 3 video, celebrate the process! πŸ₯³
Remind students that regardless of whether or not their prediction turns out to be correct, everyone has already successfully completed the activity by putting their existing knowledge to work and engaging in critical thinking.

2.
Present the Act 3 video.

3.
After presenting the Act 3 video, take some time to validate students’ reactions.
Irrespective of whether or not their prediction is correct, students may experience a variety of emotions including, but not limited to:
Encouragement, joy, curiosity, excitement
Discouragement, frustration, confusion, and apathy
Take some time to reflect on who your students are and how you can leverage their unique personalities to guide their emotions to a place of awareness and appreciation for the learning that is taking place.
EXPLORE
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EXPLAIN
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ELABORATE
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EVALUATE
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Dividing Fractions

To help us better understand what happens when we divide fractions, we like to imagine them as pizzas or legos.

Pick whichever you vibe with more:

CALCULATOR
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Dividing Fractions Calculator



Step 1. Make sure both numbers are fractions.

Both of our numbers are already fractions, so we can skip to Step 2.

Step 2. Flip both the sign and the second fraction.

Step 3. Multiply across the top.

Step 4. Multiply across the bottom.

Step 5. Simplify (if needed).

Looks like the result is already in simplest form, so the final answer is .
We have some questions for you! Help us out through this
INTRO
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Any time we divide a number by a second number, we’re really just trying to answer the question: how many times does the second number go into the first number?
QuestionMeaningAnswer
How many 's are in ?
We can see that to divide, we actually just multiply the first number by the second number flipped.This works for all numbers, including fractions:
QuestionMeaningAnswer
How many 's are in ?

What is a reciprocal? πŸ€”

The reciprocal of a number is equal to the original number flipped. For example, the reciprocal of is and the reciprocal of is .

Check out our
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KEY STEPS
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How to Divide Fractions

Step 1. Make sure both numbers are fractions.

If multiplying a fraction by a whole number, convert the whole number to a fraction by placing it over . Otherwise, move onto Step 2.

Step 2. Flip both the sign and the second fraction.

Step 3. Multiply across the top.

Step 4. Multiply across the bottom.

Step 5. Simplify (if needed).

LESSON
β€” Dividing Fractions
PRACTICE
β€” Dividing Fractions
CONCLUSION
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