This lesson is designed to reinforce skills associated with multiplying fractions and mixed numbers and allow students to visualize the effects of multiplying by a fraction or mixed number. Students review the concepts of fractions and mixed numbers and how to multiply them, and use an interactive applet to visualize what happens to a whole number when it is multiplied by a fraction or mixed number. Students then answer questions from the Multiplying Fractions Worksheet (Flesch-Kincaid reading level = 5.3) to encourage them to look closely at the patterns created. As independent practice, students complete the Multiplying Mixed Numbers Worksheet (Flesch-Kincaid reading level = 5.7). A teacher/student discussion outline and instructions for leading guided practice are included.


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Fractions,Operations,Number and operations,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-016,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120614151546109T,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Multiplication,Mathematics,Informal Education,Arithmetic



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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.
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