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Dividing Fractions - Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 5 - 6

Practice dividing a fraction by a fraction with this set of 24 task cards.

Are Your Students Learning How to Divide Fractions?

So what is the trick to dividing fractions? When students first look at fractional operations, it can be a bit overwhelming. When teaching students how to divide fractions, you must teach them to first find the reciprocal (or as we sometimes say, flip the fraction upside down) of the second number. Once students do this, all they have to do is multiply the numerators, multiply the denominators, and simplify. If you are looking for a math resource for your student to practice how to divide fractions, look no further!

To complete this activity, cut out the task cards and place them in a center or around the room. Students can solve each question and then write their answers in each space on their recording sheet.

Through this activity, students will show they can divide a fraction by a fraction.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this dividing fractions activity to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

If there are students who need a bit of support, invite them to reference previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts. Additionally, provide students with a multiplication chart if they need help with basic multiplication facts.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, consider using the editable version to have students divide mixed numbers by fractions or mixed numbers by mixed numbers.

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answers in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point.

👋 Exit Ticket 

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note, or their notebook.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring.

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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Dividing Fractions –Word Problem Task Cards

Solve word problems by dividing fractions and whole numbers with this set of 24 task cards.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 5 - 6


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