Unit 2, Lesson 7# Fraction Strips, Number Lines, and Area Models to Multiply a Fraction Less than 1 by a Fraction Less than 1

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

Students will have time to practice what they have learned about part by part multiplication involving fractions less than one including working with the area model and playing the memory game created in lesson five. Consistent use of visual models (fraction strip, number line, area model) and equations to solve word problems Manipulatives (fraction strips, fraction circles) available for students to use, baggies with index cards for memory game, math station worksheets, and any materials required for small-group work based on student need Practicing Fraction Strips, Number Lines, and Area Model to Multiply a Fraction Less than 1 by a Fraction Less than 1. Solve real-world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem Why are models important to help solve fraction problems?