Scaling Fractions Lesson (with practice sheet)

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Scaling Fractions: Multiplication as Scaling

This 38 slide PowerPoint lesson teaches students both the purpose and the method of scaling fractions. The process can be a little tricky for students to understand, but this lesson helps scaffold instruction to meet student needs.

Common Core Aligned: 5.NF.B.5, 5.NF.B.5A, 5.NF.B.5B

This lesson is INCLUDED in my Multiplying Fractions Unit


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret multiplication as scaling (resizing), by:
Comparing the size of a product to the size of one factor on the basis of the size of the other factor, without performing the indicated multiplication.
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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