The first few years I taught 6th grade so many of my students couldn’t remember the “rules” for multiplying and dividing fractions. I quickly learned that they forgot because they didn’t really understand what was going on. So, I created this product to help them get a handle on what it means to multiply fractions! I noticed that a huge part of the problem was students spending their time creating wholes that were not equal or trying to use fraction circles – both very difficult for comparing sizes & determining how to add the remaining pieces up. My hope was that I could alleviate the stress of drawing fraction bars and just get the kids focused on learning what fractions really are!
How does this product align to the CCSS?
★ 5.NF.4: Students use visual models to represent the multiplication of fractions with mixed numbers, fractions, and whole numbers.
What do I get in this download?
★60 fraction multiplication cards – 50 include the fraction bars on the card, 10 are word problems without fraction bars built into the card
★9 pages with fraction bars pre-drawn fraction bars
How do I use this in my classroom?
SO many different ways to use this, but I prefer to use them in centers & small group settings. I like to print them on full sheets of paper and either laminate them, or use clear document covers (I got mine at the Dollar Tree in the school section) so students can erase and reuse them, but clear page protectors also work great! I sometimes shrink the size to print 4 to a page and hand them out as a quick assessment or exit ticket. I’ve also printed them 4 to a page and given out two per student to take home for homework. They think it’s pretty awesome to have 2 problems for homework, and I like grading only two.
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