2009  SOL 6.4  ~
Demonstrate multiple representations of multiplication and division of fractions. 

  • Using manipulatives to build conceptual understanding and using pictures and sketches to link concrete examples to the symbolic enhance students' understanding of operations with fractions and help students connect the meaning of whole number computation to fraction computation.
  • Multiplication and division of fractions can be represented with arrays, paper folding, repeated addition, repeated subtraction, fraction strips, pattern blocks  and area models. 

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Modeling Fractions (11)

It may be good to do a few of these activities before you jump into using manipulatives to model multiplication and division of fractions.  Some students have not had practice with using these models and need the background knowledge so it will make sense to them.

Multiple Representations of Multiplying Fractions (9)

2009  SOL 6.4  ~
Demonstrate multiple representations of multiplication and division of fractions.

Multiple Representations of Dividing Fractions (4)

2009  SOL 6.4  ~
Demonstrate multiple representations of multiplication and division of fractions.