Are you looking for activities that help your students to solve real world problems multiplying mixed numbers? Well, look no further. Garden Designs is an activity that incorporates the distributive property into an area model to demonstrate partial products when multiplying two mixed number values. Students will use the task cards and work pages to design their gardens. This is perfect for a collaborative activity, or math center. There is no prep necessary. Just print and go!
Students will model multiplication of mixed numbers using an area model.
Students will use the distributive property to find partial products within the area model.
5.NF.6: Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
Supports 6.NS.1: Extend understandings of multiplying with fractions to find quotients of fractions.
Eight Garden Description Task Cards
Two Instruction Cards
Two blank cards to create your own garden dimensions
Student Recording Pages
Two design option (Designs on front, Calculations on back)
Single design option (Design and Calculations on front)
Answer keys for all Garden Designs
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