Division can be thought of as finding how many times the second number fits into the first number. To model 1/2 ÷ 1/3, find out many times 1/3 fits into 1/2. Model a whole as a yellow trapezoid, 1/2 as a red trapezoid, and 1/3 as a blue rhombus. Since 1/3 fits into 1/2 one full time and one half time, so 1/2 ÷ 1/3 equals 1 1/2.
Dividing Fractions using the Brainingcamp Pattern Blocks virtual manipulative.
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