Access Point #: MAFS.6.NS.1.AP.1a

Divide fractions using visual fraction models.

Essential Understandings


  • Understand and apply the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Identify a fraction and decimal.
  • Given a context, choose the correct operation (e.g., altogether, take away).
  • Relates fractions and decimals to pictorial representations.
  • Understand the following symbols, concepts, and vocabulary: +, -, ×, ÷, fraction and decimal (a/b, .a).
General Information
Number: MAFS.6.NS.1.AP.1a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14
Cluster: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions. (Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Related Standards

This access point is an alternate version of the following benchmark(s).

Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics
1205020: M/J Grade 6 Accelerated Mathematics
1205500: Explorations in Mathematics 1
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics
7912110: Fundamental Explorations in Mathematics 1

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Element Cards

6th Grade Math Element Cards:

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Lesson Plan

Can You Hear Me Now?:

Students will be given a list of phone rates of 5 different companies and will have to decide which plan(s) are the best according to cost. They will discuss minutes and monthly plan and the cost of each phone. All of the plans are on the prepayment option.

Type: Lesson Plan

Professional Development

Fractions and Decimals Content Module :

Content Modules provide explanations and examples of the concepts contained in the Florida Standards that may be difficult to teach or unfamiliar to special education teachers. They promote an understanding of the concepts so that a teacher can begin to plan how to teach the concepts to students. Content Modules contain potential adaptations, modifications and ideas for Universal Design for Learning.

Type: Professional Development

Teaching Idea

Curriculum Resource Guide: Fractions and Decimals:

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Type: Teaching Idea

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