Practice dividing fractions with this set of differentiated worksheets.
Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Are your students learning how to divide fractions? This process may seem daunting for some, but as long as you understand the steps, it can be fun for some students to do! When dividing fractions, there are a few steps you must take.
- Find the reciprocal (or the inverse) of the second number in the problem.
- Multiply the numerators.
- Multiply the denominators.
- Simplify the fraction if needed.
If you are looking for additional computation practice for your students, Teach Starter has a set of differentiated worksheets ready for you to use in your classroom.
This download includes three different worksheets to use with your students during your fractional operations unit. Each version consists of 20 questions where students will solve division problems with fractions. The stars in the upper right-hand corner signify the difficulty of each version.
⭐: The problems on this worksheet are limited to unit fractions. This means that the fractions used on this worksheet only include those with a 1 as the numerator.
⭐⭐: This worksheet has problems that involve dividing fractions with those that have any number as a numerator.
⭐⭐⭐: This version requires students to solve problems where they are required to divide mixed numbers.
An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided math groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Consider using the version with three stars in the upper right-hand corner for students who need a bit of a challenge. The problems on this worksheet involve not only dividing fractions but dividing mixed numbers as well.
If there are students who need additional assistance, consider using the version with one star in the upper right-hand corner. This version uses unit fractions and whole numbers.
🖨️ Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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