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Juicing Fractions

Resource ID#: 57002

Primary Type: Formative Assessment

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Students are asked to write and evaluate a numerical expression involving division of fractions and mixed numbers to model and solve a word problem.

General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 6
Intended Audience: Educators
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: MFAS, fraction, division, divisor, dividend, quotient
Instructional Component Type(s): Formative Assessment
Resource Collection: MFAS Formative Assessments

Aligned Standards

Name Description
MAFS.6.NS.1.1: Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) ÷ (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) ÷ (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (In general, (a/b) ÷ (c/d) = ad/bc.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 3/4-cup servings are in 2/3 of a cup of yogurt? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi?

Examples of Opportunities for In-Depth Focus

This is a culminating standard for extending multiplication and division to fractions.

Fluency Expectations or Examples of Culminating Standards

Students interpret and compute quotients of fractions and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions. This completes the extension of operations to fractions.