Unit 2, Lesson 9

# Practicing Fraction Multiplication with Fractions Greater than One with All Visual Models

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

Students will practice multiplying fractions greater than one by fractions greater or less than one with accompanying visual models (fraction strip, number line, area model) and equations. Multiplication of whole numbers can be represented by the area model and a number line. 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, area model paper from Lessons 6 and 8, chart paper, markers (scented markers may add additional "fun" factor"), and rulers Practicing Fraction Multiplication with Fractions Greater than One with Visual Models. 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?