• Lightbulb The student must read and solve worded problems that involve dividing a shape into equal parts and naming each part as a fraction. They must be able to explain how they solved the problem and how they know they are correct.


  • Ginny made this special cake for Christmas. She wants to cut this cake into 4 equal pieces. Show how Ginny cut the cake and name each piece as a fraction.


Dividing Unit Fractions by a Whole Number

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  • Supporting Standard

    3.3 Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to represent and explain fractional units. The student is expected to:

    (C) explain that the unit fraction 1/b represents the quantity formed by one part of a whole that has been partitioned into b equal parts where b is a non-zero whole number


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