# multiplying and dividing fractions

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Curipod generated lesson: "multiplying and dividing fractions". #5-7

1. Word cloud
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Name one way to multiply fractions?
2. Slide
60 seconds
To multiply fractions, multiply the numerators together and the denominators together. To divide fractions, flip the second fraction and then multiply the fractions. It may help to simplify the fractions first to make the problem easier.
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
3. Slide
60 seconds
The same rules for multiplying and dividing fractions are applicable when multiplying and dividing mixed numbers. The final answer of a multiplication or division equation involving fractions cannot be simplified further. When multiplying fractions, the answer can be found by multiplying the numerators and denominators separately.
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4. Open question
300 seconds
How do you divide fractions?
5. Open question
300 seconds
What strategies have you found helpful when dividing fractions?
6. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a friendship bracelet that you would gift your best friend
7. Poll
60 seconds
What is the result of multiplying 1/3 by 2/5?
• 2/15
• 3/7
• 5/6
8. Poll
60 seconds
What is the reciprocal of 4/7?
• 4
• 7/4
• 1 3/4
9. Poll
60 seconds
What is the product of 2 and 1/2 multiplied by 3 and 1/3?
• 9 and 12 /13
• 11 and 5 /6
• 8 and 1 /12
10. Poll
60 seconds
What is the quotient when dividing a whole number by a fraction?
• The dividend gets divided by numerator while denominator remains same.
• The dividend gets multiplied by denominator while numerator remains same.
• The dividend gets divided by denominator while numerator remains same.
11. Poll
60 seconds
If you multiply two fractions with each other, what operation do you use to find their reciprocal?
• Division
• Subtraction
12. Slide
60 seconds
To multiply fractions, multiply the numerators and denominators separately. To divide fractions, flip the second fraction and then multiply. Simplify the answer if possible by canceling out common factors.
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
13. Poll
60 seconds
In 6th grade math, do you think multiplying and dividing fractions is easier or harder than adding and subtracting fractions?
• Easier
• Harder
14. Open question
300 seconds
What is the best way to remember how to multiply fractions?