**
MULTIPLYING AND DIVIDING
FRACTIONS LESSON PLAN**

**
Teaching Materials**

Lesson
Activity:

- Review the mechanics of adding and subtracting fractions

- Talk about common denominators
- Method: multiply denominators by each other
- Work through examples

- Introduce the concept of reciprocals

- An inversion of the original fraction
- Show many examples, lots of class participation
- Discuss reciprocals of whole numbers

- Demonstrate multiplying by whole numbers

- Demonstrate dividing by whole numbers
- Reinforce idea of reciprocals

- Multiply fractions by fractions
- Introduce improper fractions and mixed numbers
- Work through examples

- Divide fractions by fractions
- Introduce improper fractions and mixed numbers
- Work through examples

- Introduce concept of lowest terms
- Ask class to define – see if they bring in the concept of “prime factors” on their own
- Work through examples

- Talk about complex fractions
- Ask class how they would tackle solving a problem
- Work through examples

**Assessment/Evaluation**

Have students complete the worksheet. A passing grade is 70% or greater.

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