MULTIPLYING MIXED FRACTIONS
LESSON PLAN
Directions:
Print the Multiplying Mixed Fractions reading and questions worksheet (see
below).
Students should read the passage
silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as
part of a classroom lesson plan.
Lesson Excerpt
Multiplying mixed numbers is similar to multiplying fractions. When you see a mixed fraction, you may be confused as to how you can multiply the mixed number by a whole number, fraction, or mixed number.
You probably already know how to add and subtract mixed fractions. When you add or subtract mixed fractions, you separate the whole number from the fraction. You treat both parts as two separate things. When you multiply fractions, you do not do this. The whole number and fraction become an improper fraction.
An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator is bigger than the denominator.
An example of an improper fraction:
You can change a mixed number to an improper fraction by
following these steps:
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