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[Math] Fraction division

In primary school mathematics, one of the most challenging topics is the division of fractions.

3 ÷ 1/2 = ?

How about 1/2 ÷ 1/4 = ?

And 4/5 ÷ 2/3 = ?

Do you understand why you calculate the way you do?

Or do you do it by memorising an algorithm?

You can give your child a head start by applying this concept in your daily life.

For example…

“Wow, grandma gave us 3 chocolate tarts today. I’m going to give each of us half a tart. How many halves will there be?”

This topic is introduced in Singapore Math at Primary 6. If you do enough variations of this during meal times from 3 years old, your child will have 8 years of experience by then!

Strong number sense is built up over time and math is all around us. Have fun!

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