Students notoriously struggle with division of fractions in 5 key areas. Hear what those 5 areas are and how recommendations address the limitations.

Grades: 6th to 8th

The Number System

Expression/Equation

Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.

Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

7.EE.B.3, 6.NS.A.1, 7.NS.A.2c

To support mathematical investigations, use this framework to guide students in constructing art-based and technology-based literature.

Grades: 6th to 8th

The Number System

Stats & Probability

Expression/Equation

Ratio & Proportion

Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Summarize and describe distributions.

Develop understanding of statistical variability.

Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

6.RP.A.3c, 6.NS.B.3, 6.SP.A.3, 6.SP.B.5c, 7.RP.A.3, 7.NS.A.1b, 7.NS.A.1d, 7.NS.A.3, 7.EE.B.3, 8.SP.A.1, 7.NS.A.2a, 7.NS.A.2c, 7.NS.A.2d