Multiply a Fraction by a Whole Number Using Visual Models and Repeated Additon

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Learning how to visualize is an important step in the growth of young mathematicians. The first video in this two-part series helps learners develop this ability by using visual models to explain multiplication of fractions by whole numbers. After watching the instructor work through two examples, a Guided Practice problem is provided that gives students a chance to demonstrate their understanding. Use this resource for whole class instruction or, if access to technology permits, assign the video as an independent learning activity.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Provides a review of fractions using numbers, pictures, and number lines
  • Describes a common mistake for learners to avoid when multiplying fractions by whole numbers
  • Video is available as a downloadable slide show presentation
  • Extension activities are provided at the end of the slide show
Cons

  • Additional practice problems are required to help learners develop this skill
Common Core