Unit 2, Lesson 8# Using Fraction Strips, Number Lines, and Area Model to Multiply Fractions, Including Those Greater than 1

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

Students build on their prior experiences in Lesson 6 by exploring the area model for multiplying fractions greater than 1. This lesson begins with a folding activity in which students see how the area model can be used to show multiplication of fractions greater than one. They then connect this work to models they previously learned: fraction strip and number line. Understanding of area model for multiplying fractions less than 1.