Fractions and Division in Word Problems

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes on your classmates’ approaches to solving and writing fraction word problems.

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • How are the quantities in the problem related?
  • What is the unknown quantity in the problem?
  • How does your equation represent the problem situation?
  • Is your answer reasonable? How do you know?
  • Where are the known and unknown quantities in the problem you wrote?
  • How do you know that your problem is a multiplication or a division situation?