First off, we used words to describe or work out the problem. We used "How many groups of ____ go into _____?" or "Share ____ equally with _____ a group".
Then we talked about using the number line. I'll use 6÷½(one half).You divide the number line into your fraction, into halves for example. Then count how many times it goes into your number!
We then talked about reciprocals (I think they're the easiest!). I'll use the same question to provide and example. You take the "denominator" and make it into 1 or a whole (it's usually just the fraction inverted!). Then use that reciprocal and multiply the "numerator" by it.
Here's the hard part. A fraction divided by a whole number.
Here, you use the "Share ____ with ____ equal groups" sentence.
I'll use a quarter divided by 3.
Here is a link to a simpler explanation on reciprocals, just in case you didn't read all of this. Here it is
And here is a video from a teacher explaining this!
Sorry if this post was too long! I just wanted to show everything we learned about in class! Have a good night!
My Test Corrections
Here are my corrections for the first part of the test.
(I'm sorry for my extremely awful pictures)
I realized that in the test, I used common denominators right away, for some reason.
And here are my corrections for the second part of the test.