A 4th/5th grade teacher I am working with planned to introduce division of fractions and needed some ideas. I knew that a context would really help kids make sense of the operation so I nudged her towards the book *Minilessons for Operations with Fractions, Decimals and Percents *(Imm, Fosnot & Uttenbogaard, 2008*). *We found a good place to start and I offered to lead the first string.

After we discussed the word ratio, I set up a ratio table with # of cans of paint and portion (of wall painted).

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