Tuesday, November 7, 2017

KCFM... Your Station for Fraction News!


This week in math we learned how to divide fractions. Luckily it's as easy as remembering a cool radio station name.

Here's how it works:

                    Keep the first fraction the same.
                    Change the division sign to a multiplication sign.
                    Flip the second fraction.
                    Multiply across.

Get it?

This 2 minute movie will show how it's done:

Now, when you divide fractions by whole numbers or vice versa, just remember to put the whole number over 1 to easily change it into a fraction. You have to do this to help with the Flip and Multiply steps.

If the whole number comes second in the equation, you'll have to do what we at KCFM like to call The Whole Number Flip

It's the latest craze.

For a quick review of this concept, watch the 2 minute video below.


Tune in next week for more math fun!

And thanks for listening to KCFMmmmmmmmm...


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