Lesson Plan: Dividing Fractions Mathematics • 6th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to divide proper fractions by fractions.


Students will be able to

  • use models (shape-based models and bar models) to divide a fraction by another fraction,
  • divide fractions by finding the reciprocal and multiplying,
  • solve problems involving the division of two fractions.


Students should already be familiar with

  • dividing unit and proper fractions by whole numbers,
  • representing fractions using bar models/tape diagrams and shape-based models.


Students will not cover

  • dividing improper fractions or mixed numbers.

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