MULTIPLYING FRACTION LESSON PLAN ELEMENTARY TEACHING CONSUMER MATH FRACTIONS NUMBERS EXAMPLE STUDENTS PRACTICE LIFE SKILLS LEARNING LESSONS PRACTICE TEACHER LIFE SKILLS CONCEPTS ACTIVITIES

 Students learn how to multiply fractions.

# How many pieces in a chocolate candy bar?

Objectives:

1. The student will be able to identify the numerator and denominator in a fraction.

2. The student will be able to write a whole number in fraction form.

3. The student will be able to accurately multiply fractions.

4. The student will be able to write fractions in simplest form.

Standards:  NCTM Standards: 1, 6, 10

Materials:

Procedure:

1.  Warm-up: Bring in a few king size chocolate candy bars that can be broken into smaller equal size pieces. Ask students how they would split this chocolate into equal size portions. Ask students if they will have more and or less pieces when they break a large candy bar in half.

2.  Motivate the Lesson: Ask students if they have multiplied fractions before. Break the candy bar into unequal pieces and give the two pieces to volunteers. Ask the students if the unequal size pieces are fair. Explain that to be fair they need to use fractions to break the candy bar into equal size pieces.

3.  Proceed through the lesson with the “Question of the Day”. Use another candy bar and visually break the candy bar up based on solving fractions. Option - Reward participating students with pieces of chocolate.

4.  Verify that students can properly identify the numerator and denominator. Verify that they understand the three steps of fraction multiplication.

*Stress that you do NOT need a common denominator in order to multiply. Students tend to mix this up with addition & subtraction of fractions.

5.  Have students complete the How to Multiply Fractions worksheet for homework.

Print out the following pages for use with this lesson:

 MULTIPLY FRACTIONS LESSON Lesson excerpt - Have you ever had a chocolate candy bar that you can break into smaller pieces? Have you ever split a candy bar in half to share with a friend? How about splitting a candy bar in three equal size pieces? Whenever you take part of something, you are taking a “fraction” of it. Each little piece of a large candy bar is a fraction of the entire candy bar. (continued...) MULTIPLY FRACTIONS WORKSHEET Student worksheet on multiplying fractions. Do you have a recommendation for an enhancement to this consumer math lesson, or do you have an idea for a new lesson?  Then leave us a suggestion. For more consumer math lessons and worksheets see: Spending Money, Consumer Math, Lesson Plans, Worksheets     To teach and learn money skills, personal finance, money management, business, careers, and life skills please go to the Money Instructor home page.

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