Fractions can be multiplied with whole numbers The result of the multiplication is a product that is a fraction Multiplication of fractions and whole numbers follows the same rules as multiplying two fractions
Multiplying Fractions and Whole Numbers
fraction: A number that is written in the form of one number divided by another number whole number: A number without any fractions or decimal parts product: The result of a multiplication between two numbers
When multiplying a fraction and a whole number, the product is always smaller than the whole number Fractional parts are important in baking recipes. For example, if you have a recipe that calls for 1/2 cup of sugar, it means that you need to use half of a cup to make the recipe correctly In activities such as knitting or crocheting, you may need to use fractions when following a pattern. For example, if the pattern says 'increase in each row by 1/3', it means that you need to increase your stitches by one-third of the total stitches in each row
Work together in pairs: What strategies are helpful to use when multiplying fractions and whole numbers?
Work together in pairs: What strategies did you use to multiply a fraction by a whole number?
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