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
Three dancers share 2 liters of water. How much water does each dancer get? Write a division equation to represent the situation.
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
Complete the table. Draw a diagram if it is helpful.
number of dancers
liters of water
amount of water each dancer drank in liters
What patterns do you notice in the table?
Jada cuts an 11 inch strip of paper into 5 equal parts. How many inches long is each part?
Jada cuts a strip of paper into 5 equal parts. Each part is
inches long. How long was the strip of paper?