Peer Review for material titled "Multiplying Fractions"
eTextbook Reviews for material titled "Multiplying Fractions"
User Rating for material titled "Multiplying Fractions"
Member Comments for material titled "Multiplying Fractions"
Bookmark Collections for material titled "Multiplying Fractions"
Course ePortfolios for material titled "Multiplying Fractions"
Learning Exercises for material titled "Multiplying Fractions"
Accessibility Info for material titled "Multiplying Fractions"
Please enter a Bookmark title
Please limit Bookmark title to 65 characters
Please enter a description
Please limit Bookmark title to 4000 characters
A Bookmark with this title already existed.
Please limit a note about this material to 2048 characters
Search all MERLOT
Select to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Select to go to your Dashboard Report
Select to go to your Content Builder
Select to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
Select OK to launch help window
Cancel help


Advanced Search


Search > Material Results >

Multiplying Fractions


Multiplying Fractions

Logo for Multiplying Fractions
This StAIR Creation is a power point show that should help students review multiplying fractions.  Students can go through the show at their own speed while they review how to multiply fractions and have an oppertunity to show what they know by taking a "quiz" and getting immediate feedback on their understanding of multiplying fractions 
Go to material
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 23, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 07, 2012
Send email to
Keywords: Multiplying Fractions


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 3.5 average rating
  • User Rating: 3.5 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Bookmark Collections (none)
  • Course ePortfolios (none)
  • Accessibility Info (none)

  • Rate this material
  • Create a learning exercise
  • Add accessibility information
  • Pick a Bookmark Collection or Course ePortfolio to put this material in or scroll to the bottom to create a new Bookmark Collection
    Name the Bookmark Collection to represent the materials you will add
    Describe the Bookmark Collection so other MERLOT users will know what it contains and if it has value for their work or teaching. Other users can copy your Bookmark Collection to their own profile and modify it to save time.
    Edit the information about the material in this {0}
    Submitting Bookmarks...


Primary Audience: Middle School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements:
Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessibility Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


QR Code for this Page

Users who viewed this material also viewed...


Discussion for Multiplying Fractions

Log in to participate in the discussions or Sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for Jon Lind
4 years ago

Jon Lind (Teacher (K-12))

Great setup with obvious attention paid to instructional practices, standards, and purpose.  Pictoral representation of fractions is a great way to explain their multiplication, and the colors used were appropriate and pleasant to look at.  I liked that it moved back and forth between pictoral representations and mathematical processes.  Scaffolding is also obvious and appreciated.  The author has obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about instructional strategies.

The activity could have used some more interactivity, although I did like that it linked to outside sources for review material.  I would have liked to see some real-world applications, some interactive activities besides quizzes, and some pictures or videos used (got a little repetitive in the examples section).

Most of my disappointment with this activity is with the technical aspects of it.  I didn't get any of the sound when I played it (except the applause in the quiz).  The transitions within slides seemed very fast (not enough time to read the text before the next shot in).  On the quiz, some of the comments to incorrect answers were incorrect themselves.  When you go back into the examples to review, you are stuck going through the whole presentation again.  Finally, I couldn't figure out the slide creation activity at the end.  I got to the slide, but had no idea what to do.  Some instruction would be helpful in this instance.

Technical Remarks:

Needs some technical work before it is usable.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 min

Avatar for Amy Palmer
4 years ago

Amy Palmer (Teacher (K-12))

The Multiplying Fractions StAIR did a wonderful job approaching a difficult concept with ease. The topic of multiplying fractions is meaningful to the stated audience of 6th grade, and can be used to teach, review, or enrich skills according to the defined objectives and grade level standards. Prior knowledge is accessed through the use of identifying basic fractions, and scaffolding is present towards multiplication. The vocabulary covered is essential to the topic while the use of colors and pictures establishes connections to support different learners. The StAIR used multiple pedagogical strategies to break down learning barriers and enhance student success. The PowerPoint slide show has these strategies listed in the notes below. The quiz at the end of the presentation allows students to apply learned skills and reflect on new understandings.

The Multiplying Fractions StAIR is well thought out, and I would not recommend any changes to the content with the exception of real world applications. However, I would reformat the presentation so that the action buttons are usable. The StAIR also has audio features that are inaccessible. Finally, the reformatting would support the quiz and allow appropriate feedback. The current format leads the learner towards the wrong feedback after answering questions.

Technical Remarks:

Presentation reformatting is necessary to use this slide show the way it is intended in the classroom.

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes