*Since it is impossible to expose students to every type of situation and context, the blurb at the end of the chart is key.*

*Since it is impossible to expose students to every type of situation and context, the blurb at the end of the chart is key.*

This really helps the students conceptually understand the operations.

When students are only exposed to algorithms, they may not fully understand the operation.

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Note: This is based on 5th grade standards and focuses only on multiplying fractions less than 1 and dividing with unit fractions and whole numbers.

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The first year that I taught multiplying and dividing fractions, I really had to spend some time breaking down the concepts myself in order to best help my students.

On this post, I will share an anchor chart and a free word problem sort that helps my students solve these types of fraction word problems and see the difference/connection between the two.

I do this activity with partners or small groups (pulling a group to work with me that may struggle based on previous assessments using exit slips), but this could also be done as a math center activity.

The anchor chart and the sort are used after I have introduced and we have practiced both operations in isolation.

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