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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
This video will help you think about what it means to multiply two fractions. By drawing the problem and "seeing" the answer, you'll better understand how we arrived at it.
Let's practice multiplying two fractions together. We'll learn to simplify the answer, too.
Here's a great way to visualize fraction multiplication problems. Once you understand this, doing them on your own will be a lot easier!
Fraction multiplication getting you down? No worries. This explanation which uses a number line to visualize the problem will lift your spirits.
Practice multiplying two fractions.
Use area models, number lines, and tape diagrams to multiply a fraction times a fraction.
Practice computing the areas of rectangles that have fractional side lengths.