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Multiplication and Division of Fractions


Multiplication and Division of Fractions

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The lesson provides a real-world application for multiplying and dividing improper fractions and mixed numbers.  The scenario is situated in the context of nutritional serving size.  The lesson was intended for the use of review and reteaching with students.  The lesson includes an assessment activity involving students applying multiplication and division of fractiosn to create a menu for a party identifying number of servings and total required amounts. 
Material Type: Assessment Tool
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: March 25, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 02, 2011
Submitter: Sara DeVoogd
Keywords: Mixed Numbers, Multiplication, Improper Fractions, Division


  • Editor Review avg: 4 rating
  • User Rating: 5 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (none)
  • Accessibility Info (none)


Primary Audience: Middle School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements:
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: no


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Avatar for Dana Collett
3 years ago

Dana Collett (Teacher (K-12))

What a wonderful lesson.  I really like how multiplying and dividing fractions is connected with a real world concept.  It is important for students to see what they are learning being applied in the real world.  Also, it was nice that the powerpoint used to explain the concept was embedded in the online lesson plan.  That makes this lesson very accessible to other teachers.  The powerpoint gives a nice visual understanding of the concept that relates to their lives and activates their prior knowledge.  Great Lesson!

Time spent reviewing site: 15-20 min

Avatar for Lisa Mele
3 years ago

Lisa Mele (Teacher (K-12))

I think this is a great lesson plan because it uses math in a real world context. Too often students don't see the connection between what they are learning in class and how it can help them in the real world. By analyzing serving sizes while using fractions, students will be able to see the practicality of this task. It also sounds like it builds on students' prior knowledge of multiplying and dividing whole numbers, as well as their knowledge of fractions. This sounds like a fun activity to put that knowledge to use. Great job!

Time spent reviewing site: 15-20 minutes