Models for the Multiplication and Division of Fractions


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This site uses visual models to better understand what is actually happening when students multiply and divide fractions. Using area models -- one that superimposes squares that are partitioned into the appropriate number of regions, and shaded as needed -- students multiply, divide, and translate the processes to decimals. The lesson uses an interactive simulation that allows students to create their own area models and is embedded with problems throughout for students to solve.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: PS/Pre-K to 12

    Topics: Parts of a Whole (Fractions, Decimals & Percent), Addition & Subtraction, Number Sense, Mathematics, Professional Development, Multiplication & Division

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Interactives
    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Students, Teachers