Lesson 3 Interpret Equations

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

Warm-up What Do You Know About …?

What do you know about ?

Activity 1 Dehydrated Dancers

6 dancers.
  1. Three dancers share 2 liters of water. How much water does each dancer get? Write a division equation to represent the situation.

  2. Mai said that each dancer gets of a liter of water because 3 divided into 2 equal groups is . Do you agree with Mai? Show or explain your reasoning.

Activity 2 Interpret Expressions

  1. Complete the table. Draw a diagram if it is helpful.

    number of dancers

    liters of water

    division expression

    amount of water each dancer drank in liters

  2. What patterns do you notice in the table?

Practice Problem

Problem 1

  1. Jada cuts an 11 inch strip of paper into 5 equal parts. How many inches long is each part?

  2. Jada cuts a strip of paper into 5 equal parts. Each part is inches long. How long was the strip of paper?