Chapter 4

Multiplying & Dividing Fractions & Mixed Numbers 

In Chapter 4, spend time developing conceptual understanding of multiplying fractions. Use visual models to represent problems, teach the algorithm and help students to see the connections between the two. The area model is very useful for all multiplication situations and is emphasized in CCSS especially for multiplication of fractions. Note that division only includes division of fractions by whole numbers and whole number by fractions, but not fractions by fractions. Avoid moving too fast to the algorithm so students develop an understanding of it. (Information from Math in Focus Pacing Calendar)

Chapter 4: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Chapter Introduction
Lesson 4.1- Multiplying Proper Fractions
Lesson 4.2- Real- World Problems: Multiplying with Proper Fractions
Lesson 4.3- Multiplying Improper Fractions by Fractions
Lesson 4.4- Multiplying Mixed Numbers and Whole Numbers
Lesson 4.5- Real- World Problems- Multiplying with Mixed Numbers
Lesson 4.6- Dividing a Fraction by a Whole Number
Lesson 4.7- Real-World Problems: Multiplying and Dividing with Fractions
Problem Solving: Put on your thinking cap
Chapter Review
Chapter 4 Test Prep

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CHAPTER 4: VOCABULARY

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KHAN ACADEMY

Chapter 4: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

In this website, you will find links to multiplying and dividing fractions.  There are also some multiplying fraction word problems that you can try!

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/cc-5th-fractions-topic

Chapter 4: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers (Mixed Numbers only)

This section covers topics such as multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers and introduces reciprocal of a mixed number.

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/fractions-pre-alg/mixed-number-mult-div-pre-alg/v/multiplying-fractions-and-mixed-numbers

WEBSITE SUPPORT

Thinking Blocks – Bar Models

Multiplication  fractions and mixed numbers – you enter the numbers, see the result, and make sense of the process.

mathplayground.com – solve and simplify multiplication of fractions

What is the rule?   See multiplying fractions using letters to gain insight into algebra.

Multiplying mixed numbers See it with pizza!

1 or 2 player jeopardy game – multiplying and dividing fractions / mixed numbers