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#### Description:

This site uses visual models to better understand what is actually happening when students multiply and divide fractions. Using area models -- one that superimposes squares that are partitioned into the appropriate number of regions, and shaded as needed -- students multiply, divide, and translate the processes to decimals. The lesson uses an interactive simulation that allows students to create their own area models and is embedded with problems throughout for students to solve.

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• Mathematics > General

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#### CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.C.6: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.4a: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Interpret the product (a/b) × q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts; equivalently, as the result of a sequence of operations a × q ÷ b.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.6: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
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