Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

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Prepare students to multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers with our Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Lesson Plan. This lesson also demonstrates the use of factoring for multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers.  Students engage in peer learning with a fun dice activity to reinforce application, self-correction and identifying mistakes.

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Multiplying and Dividing Fractions.
  • Hands on homework activities giving students the ability to multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Prepare students to multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers with our Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Lesson Plan. This lesson also demonstrates the use of factoring for multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers.  Students engage in peer learning with a fun dice activity to reinforce application, self-correction and identifying mistakes.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Ask: What is easier than adding and subtracting fractions?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce multiplication and division of fractions.
  3. Distribute Fractions/Multiply & Divide content pages. Read and review the information with the students. If necessary, demonstrate more examples of multiplying and dividing fractions. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Pair students. Distribute 3 dice to each pair of students. Remind students to take turns rolling the dice. (Option: Students can use just 1 or 2 dice for some whole numbers or numerators.) Allow sufficient time to complete the activity. Circulate through the room to check for understanding.
  5. Once completed, students may exchange the problems with another pair of students to check for accuracy. The use of calculators for checking may be used.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Remind students to use additional paper if necessary. Check and review the students’ responses.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
  8. In closing, ask: What do you like most and least about working with or using fractions?
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.4 CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.3 CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.4 CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.6 CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.7 None for Grade 6

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Math

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Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

This is a great product. It was easy to customize for a student's grade and ability. Students loved using dice for this lesson. Thank you again!