Math 8 – Every now and then I resort to some notes and today was one of those days. We had modeled some simple division using counters, number lines and circle graphs. However, at some point the models start to fall apart. Or, they become unweildy. At this point we turn to some mathematical properties to help with computing a division operation with fractions.
The students seem to be ok with this process. Once again, simplifying the fractions is by far and away the most difficult part for them.