Elastic, Cottage Cheese, and Gasoline: Visualizing Division of Fractions

  • Elastic, Cottage Cheese, and Gasoline: Visualizing Division of Fractions

    Sallie Peck, Japheth Wood
    Teachers must be prepared to recognize valid alternative representations of arithmetic problems. Challenging examples involving mixed fractions and division are presented along with teacher's discussion from a professional development workshop. The teachers created, interpreted, and discussed the various representations to develop and enhance their understanding of fraction division.