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# Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

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## Jessica Kerby

on 7 April 2014

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What strategies can we use to solve multiplication fraction problems?
Fraction Vocabulary
What other strategies can you use to solve a multiplication fraction problem?- Turn and Talk
Strategies
Think about how you solve whole number multiplication problems.

60x2 can be:

60+60 or

you can perform the standard algorithm 60x2.
How does this strategy apply to multiplying fractions with whole numbers?

I forgot how far I ran today but I know the following:

I ran two times less than Sophie.
Sophie ran 5 times more than Jake.
Jake ran two times more than Corina.
Corina ran 2/3 of a mile.

Use the above information to figure out how much I ran. Explain your thinking.

Monday, April 7, 2014
Warm up
I can multiply a whole number with a fraction.
What strategy did you use to solve the problem?
Brownie recipe
:
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
1/3 cup of cocoa
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of baking powder
Draw a picture
Algorithm
Others
Multiplying Fractions
product
numerator
denominator
I am making brownies for a party. The following recipe makes enough brownies for 16 people. There will be 32 guests at the party so I need to double the recipe. Help me figure out what amount of each ingredient I will need when I double the recipe.
Exit Slip
A- Working with your partner to solve the math problem.
P- synthesizing, high stamina
S- How can we use the multiplication algorithm to solve fraction with fraction multiplication problems? e.g.: 1/2 x 2/3
Group work expectations
The Algorithm for solving multiplication fractions
Practice together:

2/7 x 3
4/5 x 2

Practice Alone:

2/3 x 7
7/8 x 2

*Challenge: 7 x 4/2
9 x 11/15
Solve numbers 1 OR 2 on a post it and answer number 3:

1. 1/9 x 7
2. 4/5 x 4
3. What strategy did you use?

4. Challenge: 2/3 x 4/2
*Write the answer in simplest form.
Self-Assess:
1: Don't understand
2. I need support
3. I fully understand
You will need to following things on the carpet: ** Sit with your iPad partner, not your assigned spot :)
*A pencil *A dry erase board and materials *iPad with a partner
On Friday night, John ate pizza for dinner and had 1/2 of the pizza left over. On Saturday, he ate 1/3 of what was left. How much of the whole pizza did John eat on Saturday? Prove your answer is correct by drawing a picture.
Challenge:
The lunchroom at Mandy’s school serves pizza every Friday. Each slice is 2/16 of a pizza. Mandy eats one slice every week. What fraction of a pizza does Mandy eat in 3 weeks? 7 weeks? Prove that your answer is correct by drawing a picture to represent the problem. Then represent the problem using addition and multiplication.
Practice solving the following problem with a friend.
Try this challenging problem with a friend. Then we will talk about the strategies we used to solve it.