Unit 2, Lesson 11# Fraction Multiplication and Scaling

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 60 min(s)

Students reason abstractly by connecting to their understanding of whole-number multiplication as they explore what happens to the product depending on the relative size of the factors. Consistent use of visual models (fraction strip, number line, area model) and equations to solve word problems. How is what we understand about multiplication useful when multiplying fractions? Reason that a given number times a number less than one has a product smaller than the given number Students may still think that multiplying always yields a larger number.