Essential Questions:
Big Ideas:
Unit 3 instructional time is focused on this power standard:
6.NS.A.1
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions. Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) / (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) / (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (in general, (a/b) / (c/d) = ad/bc.)
Unit 3 instructions is supported by these standards:
 Why can I use multiplication when I divide fractions?
 Why is the quotient greater than the dividend when dividing by a value less than one?
 How is division of fractions used in the real world?
Big Ideas:
 Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal.
 Dividing fractions answers the question "How many groups, of a particular size, are there?"
Unit 3 instructional time is focused on this power standard:
6.NS.A.1
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions. Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) / (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) / (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (in general, (a/b) / (c/d) = ad/bc.)
Unit 3 instructions is supported by these standards:
What to teachUnit 3 Outline
Preassessment Introduce Real World Experience Topic 1: Multiplying Fractions (2 days)

Lesson Ideas 
Student Practice 
Topic 2: Divide whole numbers by fractions (2 days)

Topic 3: Divide fraction by whole numbers (1 days)

Topic 5: Divide a fraction by a fraction (2 days)

Topic 6: Computing quotients of fractions using the algorithm (1 day)
