# ﻿Solving Problems Involving Fractions

Warmup

Activity #1

Representing Fractions of Fractions.

• Choose a crop you want to plant.​
• Read the problem that is chosen for you while paying attention to the fractions.
• Click in the box until the plot is divided to match the denominator of the first fraction.​
• Click on the number of parts corresponding to the numerator of the first fraction.
• Click Check Step 1“.​
• Click  until each of the chosen pieces is divided to match the denominator of the second fraction.​
• Click on the number of parts of each piece corresponding to the numeratorof the second fraction.​
• Click Check Step 2“.​
• Enter the value of the fraction representing the plowed area. If you need help check the box “Extend lines”.

Activity #2

Solving Fractions.

• Do some more practice below on Operations with Fractions.

Activity #3

Estimating Division of Decimals.

• Click on ,
• Select one of 0.001, 0.1, 10, or 1000 so that the value of each quotient is in the correct column.

• Answer the questions below. You can use this applet if you need help by drawing a tape diagram.

(1.) There was liter of water in Andre’s water bottle. Andre drank of the water.

Write a multiplication equation or division equation for the situation.

(2.) The distance from Han’s house to his school is kilometers. Han walked kilometers.

Write a multiplication equation or division equation for the situation.

(3.) Priya’s goal was to collect kilograms of trash. She collected kilograms of trash.

Write a multiplication equation or division equation for the situation.

(4.) Mai’s class volunteered to clean a park with an area of square mile. Before they took a lunch break, the class had cleaned of the park.

Write a multiplication equation or division equation for the situation.

Challenge #1

Mai, Kiran, and Clare are baking cookies together. They need cup of flour and cup of butter to make a batch of cookies. They each brought the ingredients they had at home.

• Mai brought 2 cups of flour and cup of butter​
• Kiran brought 1 cup of flour and cup of butter.​
• Clare brought cups of flour and cup of butter.

If the students have plenty of the other ingredients they need (sugar, salt, baking soda, etc.), how many whole batches of cookies can they make? Explain your reasoning.

Challenge #2

Before refrigerators existed, some people had blocks of ice delivered to their homes. A delivery wagon had a storage box in the shape of a rectangular prism that was feet by 6 feet by 6 feet. The cubic ice blocks stored in the box had side lengths feet.

Challenge #3

An orange has about cup of juice. How many oranges are needed to make cup of juice. cups of juice? Select all the equations that represent this question.

Challenge #3