There are different ways to think of how to multiply a fraction and a whole number:

  • Use a diagram and model how the fractions fit together
  1. Convert the multiplication to repeated addition

PreClass Assignment:

In Class Assignment

  • P202 #5a #6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 15, *16 *17

Things you should be able to do after today:

  • Explain what a whole number x a fraction means as a repeated addition statement
  • Multiply a whole number by a fraction and write the answer as an improper fraction or a mixed number
  • Convert a word problem to a math statement using multiplication