These dividing fractions activity worksheets will help to visualize and understand division and fractions. 5th and 6th grade students will learn basic fractions methods and can improve their basic math skills with our free printable dividing fractions worksheets.
12 Exciting Worksheets to Practice Dividing Fractions Activity
Please download the following dividing fractions activity worksheets and practice division on the pages.
Learn Dividing by a Fraction
To learn to divide by a fraction, we must first know some mathematical terms. Like- Reciprocal, Numerator, Denominator, and obviously what dividing fractions means. Because Dividing fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction.
So, Dividing fractions means a division of the whole number by fractions, fractions by fractions, or fractions by whole numbers. That means division involves at least one fraction.
And, reciprocal is a maths term in which you have to switch fractions to top and bottom numbers. That means a change between Numerator & Denominator.
For example: If you have a fraction 3 over 4 and then switch the top and bottom numbers, you will end up with 4 over 3.
So, 3 over 4 is the reciprocal of 4 over 3,
and, 4 over 3 is the reciprocal of 3 over 4.
And, an Interesting thing about reciprocals is, multiplying a fraction by its reciprocal will always give you 1.
Example: 2/3 is the reciprocal of 3/2. So, if we multiply these two fractions, we get 2/3 x 3/2 = 1.
Rules and Tips for Dividing Fractions
Now comes the important and interesting part of this article. Can you guess what it is? Yes, that’s right. In this section, you will learn the rule and tips for dividing fractions. Please take a look at the following image. what do you see here?
This is so easy, right? Because multiplying fractions is so easy and simple. And, dividing fractions is much like multiplying fractions.
Tarsia Puzzle Game for Dividing Fractions
Our first activity is a tarsia puzzle game. This activity requires all triangles to be cut out after printing. Each piece has a question or answer in it. As you match the pieces together correctly, responses to questions are revealed. Each triangular piece fits into another. And the game will be finished by creating a perfect pyramid shape.
Spin the Wheel and Learn Fraction Division
In our second activity, create a spinner with several fractions on it like the following image, or can also print it and give your little ones instructions to spin it to produce a fraction to divide.
To record their results, print the attached pdf. Now, tell the students to spin the first wheel write the fraction in the first box, and spin again to get the second fraction. Finally, to divide the first fraction by the second fraction they have recorded and reviewed their answer.
Learn Dividing Fractions with Pizza
I have given you an activity with pizza here. In this free pdf, in the first six pizzas you have to write the fraction as I do in the first one. And after that, you have to color the portion I mention on the right sides of the pizzas. Also here I colored the portion following the fraction of the pizza.
Dividing Fractions Activity with Cards
In this section, there is an activity with cards. Pick some cards and take those like the following image. And record your answers. After recording 10 to 12 answers find the largest numerator and denominator.
Dividing Fractions Activity with Fishing Game
Take a full circle and a quarter of another circle of paper. Then glue it like the image. You can draw an eye to look like a really cute fish.
To set up the game, write several fractions on small pieces of paper and attach them to the fish. Then catch two fishes with a magnet on a string and divide these fractions by one another. Continue catching fish and divide fractions.
Dividing Fractions Activity with Chocolate
In this activity, you have to divide your chocolates and give them to all of your friends. Then finally how many portions do you have? Write it.
Example: Let, your chocolate have 10 blocks. And you wanna give your seven friends seven blocks of chocolate. Now, you have three blocks for yourself. So, your answer will be 3/10 for this chocolate. Try this method with different chocolates and write your answer.
Dividing Fractions Activity Maze
In this section of the activity, you must correctly divide fractions to find your way through a maze of fractions. And if you can reach the finish point of the maze then your all answer is correct. Clap for you.
Dividing Fractions Activity with Paper Cut paste
In this activity, you just have to cut the answers from the image and paste the correct answer by dividing the fractions.
Dividing Fractions Activity with Buttons Dividing
Now, take some multi-color buttons and count the total number of buttons. Next, group the buttons according to color. Finally, write the correct answer for the quotients of fractions for each color.
Play Bingo Game to Learn Fraction Division
This activity is like a bingo game. You will need a fraction bingo worksheet and bingo fraction cards. These bingo cards and worksheets can also be made at home or in class. Then, randomly write any fractions on your bingo cards. The teacher will write a fraction and call students one by one to divide the fraction by the fraction of the student’s cards.
Learn Dividing Fraction with Scavenger Hunt
Give your students a list of fractions to find inside and outside the classroom and count if they find all the correct fractions on the list. In the end, whoever will submit all the correct fractions in the shortest time will win.
Dividing Fractions Word Problems
Dividing Fractions activities helps your little ones understand how to divide fractions. And, there is also some word problem related to dividing fractions for them given below.
Download Free Worksheet PDF
Download the following combined PDF and enjoy your practice session.
So today, we’ve discussed dividing fractions and dividing fractions activity worksheets using the concepts of puzzle games, maze activities, fishing games, paper cut paste, bingo games, scavenger hunts, and word problems. Download our free worksheets and after practicing these worksheets, the students will surely improve their mathematical skills and have a better understanding of skills in dividing fractions.