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Tuesday 15th December 2020

LC- To divide fractions.


 Excellent work so far year 6 on dividing fractions.

So we have noticed a link between dividing by a whole number and multiplication.


Have a look at the following task. 


See how many calculations you can make and record these in your books.

So, my friend says she can make an equation:

3⁄4 divided by 6 = 1⁄8.

Is she correct? How can we check? 


Let's learn.

 Method 1 shows how we can use the bar model to help us divide. Can you explain how this is done?


 Method 2 shows how to use the inverse.

 For example,  dividing by 2 is the same as multiplying by half.

Dividing by 3 is the same as multiplying by 1/3.

 Now have a look at the next examples. Are they correct?

 Now let's go through the guided practice together. We will use both methods then see which one you prefer.

 Now work on Maths NO Problem worksheet 16.

 Use your preferred method.