### Clarifications

*Clarification 1:*Instruction includes the use of manipulatives, drawings or the properties of operations.

*Clarification 2:* Denominators limited to whole numbers up to 20.

**Subject Area:**Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)

**Grade:**5

**Strand:**Fractions

**Standard:**Perform operations with fractions.

**Date Adopted or Revised:**08/20

**Status:**State Board Approved

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## Related Resources

## Educational Games

## Formative Assessments

## Lesson Plans

## Problem-Solving Tasks

## Professional Development

## Teaching Idea

## Tutorials

## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students are asked to consider an equation involving multiplication of fractions, then create a visual fraction model, and write a story context to match.

Students interpret a visual fraction model showing multiplication of two fractions less than one.

## Student Resources

## Educational Games

This fun and interactive game helps practice estimation skills, using various operations of choice, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, using decimals, fractions, and percents.

Various levels of difficulty make this game appropriate for multiple age and ability levels.

*Addition/**Subtraction:* The addition and subtraction of whole numbers, the addition and subtraction of decimals.

*Multiplication/Division: *The multiplication and addition of whole numbers.

*Percentages: *Identify the percentage of a whole number.

*Fractions: *Multiply and divide a whole number by a fraction, as well as apply properties of operations.

Type: Educational Game

Test your fraction skills by answering questions on this site. This quiz asks you to simplify fractions, convert fractions to decimals and percentages, and answer algebra questions involving fractions. You can even choose difficulty level, question types, and time limit.

Type: Educational Game

## Problem-Solving Tasks

The purpose of this task is for students to find the answer to a question in context that can be represented by fraction multiplication. This task is appropriate for either instruction or assessment depending on how it is used and where students are in their understanding of fraction multiplication.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

This tasks lends itself very well to multiple solution methods. Students may learn a lot by comparing different methods. Students who are already comfortable with fraction multiplication can go straight to the numeric solutions given below. Students who are still unsure of the meanings of these operations can draw pictures or diagrams.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The task could be one of the first activities for introducing the multiplication of fractions. The task has fractions which are easy to draw and provides a linear situation. Students benefit from reasoning through the solution to such word problems before they are told that they can be solved by multiplying the fractions; this helps them develop meaning for fraction multiplication.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

This is the third problem in a series of three tasks involving fraction multiplication that can be solved with pictures or number lines. The first, Running to school, does not require that the unit fractions that comprise 3/4 be subdivided in order to find 1/3 of 3/4. The second task, Drinking Juice, does require students to subdivide the unit fractions that comprise 1/2 in order to find 3/4 of 1/2. This task also requires subdivision and involves multiplying a fraction and a mixed number.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is to gain a better understanding of multiplying with fractions. Students should use the diagram provided to support their findings.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

This problem helps students gain a better understanding of multiplying with fractions.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is to provide students with a concrete experience they can relate to fraction multiplication. Perhaps more importantly, the task also purposefully relates length and locations of points on a number line, a common trouble spot for students. This task is meant for instruction and would be a useful as part of an introductory unit on fraction multiplication.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

This is the second problem in a series of three tasks involving fraction multiplication that can be solved with pictures or number lines. This task does require students to subdivide the unit fractions that comprise 1/2 in order to find 3/4 of 1/2.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorials

In this tutorial, the four operations are applied to fractions with the visualization of the number line. This tutorial starts by adding fractions with the same denominators and explains the logic behind multiplication of fractions. This tutorial also highlights the application and extension of previous understandings of mulitplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.

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**bd**Type: Tutorial

The video describes how to multiply fractions and state the answer in lowest terms.

Type: Tutorial

## Parent Resources

## Problem-Solving Tasks

The purpose of this task is for students to find the answer to a question in context that can be represented by fraction multiplication. This task is appropriate for either instruction or assessment depending on how it is used and where students are in their understanding of fraction multiplication.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

This tasks lends itself very well to multiple solution methods. Students may learn a lot by comparing different methods. Students who are already comfortable with fraction multiplication can go straight to the numeric solutions given below. Students who are still unsure of the meanings of these operations can draw pictures or diagrams.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The task could be one of the first activities for introducing the multiplication of fractions. The task has fractions which are easy to draw and provides a linear situation. Students benefit from reasoning through the solution to such word problems before they are told that they can be solved by multiplying the fractions; this helps them develop meaning for fraction multiplication.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

This is the third problem in a series of three tasks involving fraction multiplication that can be solved with pictures or number lines. The first, Running to school, does not require that the unit fractions that comprise 3/4 be subdivided in order to find 1/3 of 3/4. The second task, Drinking Juice, does require students to subdivide the unit fractions that comprise 1/2 in order to find 3/4 of 1/2. This task also requires subdivision and involves multiplying a fraction and a mixed number.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is to gain a better understanding of multiplying with fractions. Students should use the diagram provided to support their findings.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

This problem helps students gain a better understanding of multiplying with fractions.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is to provide students with a concrete experience they can relate to fraction multiplication. Perhaps more importantly, the task also purposefully relates length and locations of points on a number line, a common trouble spot for students. This task is meant for instruction and would be a useful as part of an introductory unit on fraction multiplication.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

This is the second problem in a series of three tasks involving fraction multiplication that can be solved with pictures or number lines. This task does require students to subdivide the unit fractions that comprise 1/2 in order to find 3/4 of 1/2.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorial

The video describes how to multiply fractions and state the answer in lowest terms.

Type: Tutorial