1. These Lesson Plans explain that the product for a number multiplied by a fraction can be found two different ways depending on whether a student chooses to divide or multiply the number first. In other words:
2/3 x 4 =
"Four Divided by Three Times Two" or
"Four Times Two Divided by Three"
2. Students will draw pictures, create expressions, and use a number line to show these two sequences of operations.
3. These Lesson Plans include templates that allow teachers to modify and create additional practice problems for students.