Multiplying fractions is a key part of the fifth grade mathematics curriculum. This ten-page packet focuses on helping students develop a conceptual understanding of what it means to multiply two fractions.
The packet provides scaffolded instruction and practice, first by reviewing what it means to "multiply" two numbers, and then applying that definition to multiplying two fractions. The packet uses area models to provide a visual for students of what occurs when two fractions are multiplied.
This packet can be used to introduce multiplying fractions, or for review purposes or remedial support for students who need additional practice with the concept.
Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, this packet not only introduces students to concepts, but also provides scaffolded practice through "quick checks" and independent practice exercises (answer key included).
This packet aligns with the following Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:
-CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.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.
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