Dividing fractions is actually quite easy once you fully understand what division is. If your student has difficulty with this don't move on until they fully grasp the concept of division using whole numbers. You can get a full explanation go to my division of whole numbers lesson.
Division is taking one number and separating it into a number of groups of a specific quantity.
This question is asking you "how many groups of 2 can you make from a group of 10? 

Take a look at the diagram to the left which illustrates this process. We can create 5 groups of 2 from a group of 10. So 10 divided by 5 equals 2. 
This question is asking you "how many groups of 1/2 can you make from a group of 10? 

Take a look at the diagram to the left which illustrates this process. We can create 20 groups of 1/2 from a group of 10. So ten divided by one half equals twenty. 
If you repeat this process with a number of different examples, you will start to notice a pattern develop.
Can we see a pattern forming? YES.
Remember, practice makes perfect  print off some dividing fractions worksheets and get your kid to do a few each day. The skill will be perfected in no time!
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