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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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