Here is a 4-page introductory packet that helps students develop a conceptual understanding of multiplying fractions by fractions, mixed and whole numbers by fractions, and mixed numbers by mixed numbers and whole numbers. Student-friendly tables guide students with examples to help them determine the resulting products based on the value of the factors. Excellent for building conceptual understanding of multiplying with fractions.
PAGE 1: 9 EXAMPLES OF FRACTIONS MULTIPLIED BY FRACTIONS TO YIELD A PRODUCT LESS THAN BOTH FACTORS
PAGE 2: 9 EXAMPLES OF FRACTIONS MULTIPLIED BY WHOLE NUMBERS OR MIXED NUMBERS TO YIELD A PRODUCT BETWEEN BOTH FACTORS
PAGE 3: 9 EXAMPLES OF MIXED NUMBERS MULTIPLIED BY WHOLE NUMBERS OR MIXED NUMBERS TO YIELD A PRODUCT GREATER THAN BOTH FACTORS
PAGE 4: 14 ASSORTED MULTIPLICATION PROBLEMS REQUIRING STUDENTS TO APPLY LEARNED RULES FROM PREVIOUS 3 PAGES TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PRODUCT WILL BE LESS THAN, IN BETWEEN, OR GREATER THAN THE TWO FACTORS