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Middle schoolers identify proper, improper fractions, and mixed numbers. They reduce fractions to their lowest terms. They add and subtract fractions with different denominators, and multiply and divide fractions, as well as decimal numbers and percents. This seven-page worksheet contains 28 problems with examples and detailed instructions.
Third and fourth graders examine how to obtain equal fractions through the use of fraction strips and playing a fraction matching game. They observe a teacher-led demonstration and complete a fraction strip activity, complete examples, and play the fraction matching game in which they match fraction bars that have equal amounts of shading.
Upper elementary and middle schoolers solve 16 types of problems to include writing fractions to represent shaded portions, writing a mixed number to represent certain points on a number line, and changing equivalent mixed numbers to lowest terms. They also determine each fraction equations as products or quotients. Finally, pupils simplify a number of fraction equations and determine the reciprocal when necessary.
In this math PowerPoint, the process of multiplying whole numbers and fractions is broken down into clear, sequential steps. Examples of each step are given numerically and in simple, easy-to-understand text. Story problems and examples of when multiplying whole numbers by fractions would be necessary are included, providing students with opportunities to make real-life connections with math concepts.
Who doesn't like to eat? Use food to explore the concept of fractions and how to multiply and divide fractions. In small groups they plan a sugar potluck that involves converting a recipe to produce enough dessert treats to feed the entire class. Math learners calculate the amount of ingredients for the entire project and for each individual recipe, make their recipe, and share it with the class.
Make learning visible! Have your mathematicians follow along as you use paper strips to demonstrate the concept of multiplying unit fractions. Then, offer a different way of solving the problem using a number line. Finally, introduce the standard algorithm. The class then finds an expression to describe a situation where multiplying unit fractions is relevant, and they complete related word problems.