Dividing Whole Numbers by Unit Fractions

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Represent division of a unit fraction by a whole number or a whole number by a unit fraction using models to explain the process in number and word problems.

Dividing Whole Numbers by Unit Fractions

Divide whole numbers by unit fractions in word problems. Measure doses of medication with interactive tape diagrams.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

If a bottle of medication contains a total of 48 ounces, and each dose is 1/3 of an ounce, describe how you would calculate the number of doses in the bottle.

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Open-ended question 2

Describe a strategy or shortcut you can use to find your answer to the problem above.

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