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How to divide fractions: 3 easy steps to solve hard problems

Teaching your students how to divide fractions can be just as simple as teaching multiplication… once you know all of the little tricks to get the right answer.

But — as with any math concept — when you teach division, you don’t want your students to just solve a problem. You want them to understand what’s happening in each question. 

But, that’s the thing. It’s tough to get them to understand dividing fractions if you don’t quite get it yourself.

We were a bit confused on the subject, too. That’s why we looked into the best tools and easiest ways to make sure your class understands the key concepts for dividing fractions. Pay close attention, and by the end of this article you’ll be a fully equipped, ultra confident fraction division master.

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4 Reciprocal Teaching Strategies To Use

As a teacher, you know how difficult it can be to personalize learning to keep students interested in school subjects — especially when students don’t understand the subject matter. Reciprocal teaching strategies have been shown to increase student reading comprehension and improve overall literacy.

Reciprocal teaching not only helps with learning, but it also gets kids excited to participate in a lesson.

While this sounds amazing, what exactly is this strategy — and how do you introduce it to your classroom?

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