**Division Concept of a
Fraction ****
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**Division Model**

**We explored the ***division
model* a bit in **egg-carton
fractions****; It's
usually about about sharing groups of whole units equally, rather
than one whole, or unit, equally. (That's the ***part-to-whole
model*.)

** We explore this a little with folded
paper strips. Soppose you had a plain paper strip 3 units long. How
would you determine what **^{3}/_{4} of a unit
is?

**Try these for getting some
practice:**

**Fold a 7 linear unit paper strip. Show what
**^{7}/_{3} liner units would be.
**Suppose you had a strip that was
**^{4}/_{7} linear units long.How could you use to
form a length of 4 linear units?
**Suppose a 13-square-unit sheet of notebook
paper is divided into 6 congruent parts. How could you find the
area of one part? two parts? four parts?**

**In the ****next
lesson****, we'll look at some fraction
and decimal relationships.**