We're about to have fraction fun! Life doesn't always happen in whole numbers. All around you are fractions that you will need to multiply--sometimes by whole numbers and other times by other fractions. This tutorial will give you a great conceptual and practical understanding of how and why you multiply fractions. Common Core Standards: 5.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.4a, 5.NF.B.4b, 5.NF.B.5, 5.NF.B.5a, 5.NF.B.5b
When multiplying fractions, it's sometimes helpful to view the operation as a kind of scaling--that multiplying the fraction times another creates a fractional proportion, or scale. Watch. You'll understand.