From Remainders to Fractions

Here’s a recap of today’s lesson in math. 

In any division problem that results in an answer with a remainder, we can also express the remainder as a fraction. 

The remainder becomes the numerator of the fraction and the divisor is the denominator. This is because the remainder continues to be broken up into the same number of pieces or units as the whole number. These pieces are less than the whole. 



PRACTICE AT HOME

  • Create some division problems (equations) that would leave a remainder. An example might be 24 cookies shared fairly by 11 people. 
  • For each problem, write two answers: one answer with a remainder, and the other answer as a mixed number (whole number with a fraction) 

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