**Lesson of the Week: Division of Fractions**

The order of the terms matters, so it is imperative that you understand the question & correctly identify the 1st term.

The 1st term is always the total object that is being cut, shared, split, grouped, distributed, poured, etc.

What expression is correct for the following question?

Four students shared 1/2 pie equally.

4 divided by 1/2 or 1/2 divided by 4?

You will have success if you identify the 1st term as

the total that is being divided.

What is being divided? the pie or the children?

The correct division expression is 1/2 divided by 4.

We are cutting the pie, not the children.

Size does not matter, order does!

Remember the first term is ALWAYS the total that is being cut, split, shared, separated, poured, sliced, chopped, etc!

The order of the terms matters, so it is imperative that you understand the question & correctly identify the 1st term.

The 1st term is always the total object that is being cut, shared, split, grouped, distributed, poured, etc.

What expression is correct for the following question?

Four students shared 1/2 pie equally.

4 divided by 1/2 or 1/2 divided by 4?

You will have success if you identify the 1st term as

the total that is being divided.

What is being divided? the pie or the children?

The correct division expression is 1/2 divided by 4.

We are cutting the pie, not the children.

Size does not matter, order does!

Remember the first term is ALWAYS the total that is being cut, split, shared, separated, poured, sliced, chopped, etc!