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Multiplying fractions by whole numbers is the focus of the math lesson presented here. There are three activities outlined in the lesson along with a nifty game learners play on the computer that reinforces their learning. These lessons are particularly good. They're well-written, the activities are educationally sound, and your class will enjoy the interactive computer game component.
A four-page resource walks learners through the basics of multiplying fractions. The handout is very visual with many diagrams in various colors. By the end of the lesson, learners are given an opportunity to multiply whole numbers with fractions, pairs of fractions, and fractions within real-world scenarios. In a bonus "Puzzle Corner," they can even attempt to figure out missing fractional factors. An awesome teaching tool!
Adding fractions with unlike denominators is a difficult process to master. This fine presentation does a terrific job of leading young math whizzes through the steps necessary to perform this calculation. The slides have clear graphics, easy-to-understand text, and many fine examples. The author of this PowerPoint consistently produces excellent math presentations. Highly recommended!
Multiplying fractions has never been easier than in this presentation, which demonstrates the correct way to approach a fraction multiplication problem. Experienced and struggling mathematicians alike will appreciate the way the speaker explains the problem as he solves it, addressing all necessary steps and skills as he goes.
This series of math presentations by Monica Yuskaitis is outstanding! This installment teaches youngsters about fractions and mixed numbers. The graphics, examples, and text throughout this presentation are engaging and should help learners begin to understand the complex world of fractions.
Sal needs to divide a fraction and then write it as a mixed number. In order to do this, he explains that he needs to write the whole number over 1 and then multiply by the reciprocal. He shows that multiplying across provides the same answer as when you "cancel out" a term.
There are two Khan Academy videos on representing numbers as decimals, percents, and fractions. This one shows students how to represent a fraction as a decimal and a percent. Sal demonstrates the process used to convert the fraction 7/8 into a decimal and then a percent. This presentation is very well done and would be great at an independent work station or as homework support.
Upper elementary schoolers investigate the concept of multiplying fractions with the help of a handout and a treat of brownies. They work on a worksheet for a short while and then progress to multiplying a chain of terms. Then the teacher reviews fractions using the brownies as visual aid and a treat.
An impressive activity where pupils visualize models and solve problems involving multiplying a whole number times a fraction. Fraction bars are used to help learners truly understand what's happening during this mathematical process. The activity is filled with word problems that allow young scholars to use their fraction bars to help them arrive at the correct answers.
Fifth graders make the connections using models between multiplying a fraction times a whole number and multiplying a fraction times a fraction. After completing three teacher-led activities, pupils access a website on their own to play the multiplication game. This resource would be perfect to use with your fifth graders who are learning how to perform this task.
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.
When do you multiply a fraction by a fraction? Here, fifth graders are given 10 different word problems and asked to decide if multiplying 2/5 x 1/8 is appropriate. Many times, real-world word problems sound similar although the required operations are different. The solutions with explanations in the commentary are enlightening for teachers who administer this terrific task in their classroom.
Help mathematicians understand the term of as a signal for multiplication when it comes to fractions. They complete 48 practice problems finding various fractions of whole numbers. They'll come across 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/10 here, and no whole numbers exceeding 100. There are three examples to get them started. None of these are numbered, so consider at least numbering the grouped problems to make review easier. Kids aren't encouraged to show work, so decide if this is something you want to enforce.
Subtracting fractions that have unequal denominators is a tricky process. The lesson utilizes fraction bars as a manipulative, in order to understand subtracting fractions and estimating differences. After completing three activities in groups, learners complete a worksheet that's embedded in the plan on their own. The group activities, teacher-led discussions, and independent work are all exemplary.
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.
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.