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Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers | Math Center Activities and Printables

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5th, Homeschool
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29 pages

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Are you looking for engaging activities to teach multiplying fractions and mixed numbers? 

Each six-part resource pack includes everything you need to review, practice, and evaluate multiplying fractions and mixed numbers during math workshop, math stations, or whole-class instruction to help your students master fifth-grade content and skills. 

Click here to SAVE by buying ALL 31 Common Core-aligned resources in one convenient bundle!

What’s unique about this pack? 

Each of the skills in this resource includes the following components:

  • Interactive notebook activity designed to provide a one-page review of each skill (two versions to suit your students’ needs)
  • Communication through writing task to encourage mathematical thinking, communication, and to deepen students’ understanding of the skill
  • Cooperative learning activity to reinforce the skill and support the development of the mathematical practice standards (most activities presented in both color and black and white)
  • Challenge task designed to practice the skill in a non-conventional way that challenges student thinking
  • Independent practice to reinforce the skill in a fun-filled way
  • Journal writing task designed to evaluate student thinking and help students think more deeply about a skill 

This resource also includes: 

  • Teaching notes
  • Guiding questions
  • Student-friendly directions
  • Answer keys

This resource is a perfect companion for your math instruction. This resource is easy-to-use and implement. The cooperative learning activities repeat across the series for ease of understanding and to promote critical thinking. The cooperative learning aspect of this resource allows students to support each other with specific roles as they work together to master grade-level content and skills. 

Featured Common Core Standard: 

5.NF.B.5.B- Interpret multiplication as scaling (resizing) by explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction greater than 1 results in a product greater than the given number (recognizing multiplication by whole numbers greater than 1 as a familiar case); explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than the given number; and relating the principle of fraction equivalence a/b = (n × a)/(n × b) to the effect of multiplying a/b by 1.

What Teachers are Saying about the Focus on the Core Series

“Absolutely amazing! This resource includes such a great variety of activities. I love the different options and how easy everything is to use. I appreciate all the hard work that went into making such a fantastic product. Thank you!”- 5th Grade Teacher

“You have definitely done an amazing job in providing activities that are common core correlated (rigorous!) but also fun and engaging. I love that you've included writing about math as well. Really amazing work! Thank you :)”- 5th Grade Teacher

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I hope this product helps your students master fifth-grade content and skills!- The Routty Math Teacher

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Explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction greater than 1 results in a product greater than the given number (recognizing multiplication by whole numbers greater than 1 as a familiar case); explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than the given number; and relating the principle of fraction equivalence 𝘢/𝘣 = (𝘯×𝘢)/(𝘯×𝘣) to the effect of multiplying 𝘢/𝘣 by 1.

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