Unit 2, Lesson 2# Understanding Multiplying a Unit Fraction by a Whole Number in Context

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

In this lesson students develop an understanding of multiplying a unit fraction by a whole number. They begin to learn and use SMP7 by seeing and recording the structure brought out by the word problems that show a fraction, related division problem and related multiplication problem. Understand a fraction as division of a numerator by the denominator, consistent use of visual models (fraction strip, number line, etc.) and equations to solve word problems.