Lesson 3

Interpret Equations

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to write equations to represent division situations and relate each part of the equation to the situation.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students developed the understanding that \(1 \div b = \frac{1}{b}\) . In this lesson, students deepen their understanding of the relationship between division and fractions. They write equations and explain how each part of the equation corresponds to a situation.
  • Representation
  • MLR2

Activity 2: Interpret Expressions

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Represent the relationship between division and fractions with equations.

Student Facing

  • Let’s use equations to show the relationship between division and fractions.

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 20 min
Activity 2 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

In tomorrow’s lessons, students will be writing situations to match division expressions. In what ways is division used by your students' families and communities? Be prepared to share a few division situations that will be familiar to students during tomorrow’s lesson.

Suggested Centers

  • Rolling for Fractions (3–5), Stage 3: Divide Whole Numbers (Addressing)
  • Compare (1–5), Stage 4: Divide within 100 (Supporting)

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