5.NF.3 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson

How to teach Dividing Fractions

In this 5.NF.3 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson, students solve word problems involving division of a fraction.

This lesson teaches students how to solve word problems involving division of a fraction. This lesson is perfect for small group, math centers or independent practice.

First, read the scenario on the pizza slice card.  Then, match it to the picture or equation card. Next, match it to the solution card. You will make a set of three cards. Once you have made a set, record your solutions on your worksheet. Finally, continue your practice with the provided worksheets independently or with a partner.

Other resources to use with this 5.NF.3 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson

If you are using this lesson, your students are probably learning about dividing fractions.

Use this Dividing Equal Parts Fractions Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

First, introduce this lesson by displaying an anchor chart with clear steps and model examples of how to divide fractions.  Next, distribute materials to students.  As students work, circulate around the classroom and listen to discussions students have about dividing fractions. After the activity, share students' discussions that you heard to promote dividing fraction skills. Finally, student can continue their practice using the provided worksheets individually or with a partner.

Be sure to check out more Fraction Worksheets and the entire Fifth Grade Common Core workbook.