Multiplying Fractions Teacher Resources
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Real-life Problems, Working with Fractions
Test your fifth graders' math skills with five word problems involving fractions. After studying two examples at the top of the page, pupils multiply fractions by whole numbers to solve each word problem. The activity provides two separate spaces for each problem - one for work, and one for answers.
4th - 6th Math 140 Views 295 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dividing a fraction by a fraction
Young mathematicians have an understanding of dividing unit fractions by whole numbers and dividing whole numbers by unit fractions. The next step, which this lesson addresses, is to help them understand how to divide a fraction by a fraction.
5th - 7th Math 150 Views 266 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
3rd - 4th Math 31 Views 389 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fractions XIII - Multiplication of Whole Numbers
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.
4th - 6th Math 7 Views 108 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
5th - 8th Math 35 Views 781 Downloads
Fractions and Rationals
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.
5th - 8th Math 34 Views 649 Downloads
Listing Fractions in Increasing Size
Increase the depth of your class's fractional number sense with this number-ordering activity. Given four fractions, each with different numerators and denominators, young learners are asked to place them in order from smallest to largest. This challenging task encourages students to choose from three strategies for comparing fractions; using common denominators, common numerators, and benchmark fractions.
3rd - 5th Math 191 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fractions and Rectangles
Visual models are excellent teaching tools when explaining equivalent fractions. Looking at a rectangle cut into twelfths, students first identify the shaded fraction, and then explain whether the fraction is equal to one-fourth. Consider assigning this as independent work and follow up with a discussion, allowing young mathematicians to share their explanations with the class.
3rd - 5th Math 85 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Doubling Numerators and Denominators
Understanding the meaning of fractions is a challenge for many young learners. These two questions examine what happens when the numerator and denominator of a fraction are doubled. Consider allowing students to discuss their ideas in small groups before sharing their explanations with the whole class.
3rd - 5th Math 8 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Multiplying Fractions by Fractions
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.
4th - 8th Math 107 Views 358 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who doesn't like birthday cake? Candles evenly proportioned on each piece of cake make a good model for whole-to-part math problems. Learners use repeated addition to add fractions with like denominators, breakdown whole pieces into halves and quarters, and see the relationship between a fraction and the whole.
3rd - 5th Math 113 Views 174 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Representing a Number as a Decimal, Percent, and Fraction, Part 2
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.
5 mins 5th - 7th Math 30 Views 155 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Multiplying Fractions Word Problem
Word problems are a great way to help learners visualize and understand why fractions are so important. Sal determines what fraction of 3/4 cup of oats he will need if he is making 1/2 a recipe. He uses drawings to demonstrate why one would use multiplication to get an answer that is smaller than the original fraction.
4 mins 4th - 7th Math 5 Views 66 Downloads
Hey Good Lookin', Whatchya Got Cookin'?
What better way to explore working with fractions then by using them when cooking? In this lesson, learners use video, the Internet, and real world, hands-on learning activities to enhance their understanding of multiplying and dividing fractions.
5th - 7th Math 61 Views 254 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fraction X - Adding Unlike Denominators
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.
5th Math 72 Views 136 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In this video, Sal determines if 30/45 and 54/81 are equivalent fractions. He explains that he looks at each numerator and denominator as 2 numbers multiplied together. Then he simplifies both fractions to arrive at the conclusion; that 30/45 and 54/81 are equivalent.
3 mins 5th - 7th Math 10 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Equivalent fractions approach to non-repeating decimals
Trying to get your class to think of decimals as fractions and vice versa can lead to interesting discussions. After all, we can usually understand quickly that 1/4 is .25 but why is 1/7 not so easy to convert? This activity looks at these problems and tries to draw conclusions about why certain numbers are easier to work with mentally, leading to interesting insights into our number system and powers of ten.
6th - 8th Math 24 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Journey to Jemez Pueblo
Connect fractions to the journey the Navajo took to Jemez Pueblo for the feast of San Diego. In a multi-step lesson plan, your geographers will measure the distance traveled on a map and use that information for a series of questions requiring different operations with fractions.
4th - 7th Math 49 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
More Complex Fraction Problems
If your fifth graders have mastered fractions, push them to the next level! They multiply fractions by whole numbers and decimals (in the form of money math). The instructional activity provides space for pupils to write out their work, based on two examples at the top of the page.
4th - 6th Math 18 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed