Dividing whole numbers and fractions

5 videos
4 skills
This is one exciting tutorial. In it, we will understand that fractions can represent division (and the other way around). Then we will create fractions by dividing whole numbers and then start dividing the fractions themselves. We'll see that dividing by something is the exact same thing as multiplying by that thing's reciprocal!

Creating a fraction through division of whole numbers

VIDEO 2:45 minutes
Learn how 3 ÷ 2 is the same as 3 • 1/2, which is the same as 3/2.

Mixed numbers on a number line

VIDEO 2:31 minutes
Understand 3/2 on the number line by thinking about it as a mixed number.

Understanding fractions as division

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice understanding that the fraction bar really just means division.

Dividing whole numbers and fractions: potpourri

VIDEO 2:32 minutes
Solve a word problem by dividing a whole number by a fraction. The example used in this video is 4 ÷ 1/5.

Dividing whole numbers and fractions: studying

VIDEO 2:35 minutes
Solve a word problem by dividing a fraction by a whole number. The example used in this video is 1/5 ÷ 4.

Dividing whole numbers and fractions: t-shirts

VIDEO 2:08 minutes
Dividing a whole number by a fraction? Turn the tables and multiply by the reciprocal of the fraction. Boom!

Dividing unit fractions by whole numbers

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Divide a unit fraction by a whole number.

Dividing whole numbers by unit fractions

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice dividing a whole number by a unit fraction.

Division with fractions and whole numbers word problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Solve and interpret division word problems that include whole numbers and fractions.