Reducing, Reusing, Recycling

How do we teach kids to recycle?

How do we teach kids to recycle?

OBJECTIVE: To learn how to multiply fractions and mixed numbers

In previous lessons, you learned how to add and subtract FRACTIONS and MIXED NUMBERS. Wearing Uniforms: Mixing 'Em Up: In this lesson, you'll learn how to multiply FRACTIONS and MIXED NUMBERS. Multiplying FRACTIONS involves three steps (analogous to waste management). However, steps 1 and 3 are sometimes unnecessary. 1. REDUCE: Cancel common factors, if any, from the numerator and the denominator. 2. REUSE: Multiply the reduced numbers, numerator to numerator and denominator to denominator. 3. RECYCLE: Change any improper fractions to mixed numbers. Examples: Multiplying MIXED NUMBERS involves the same three steps as above, but a preliminary step must be carried out—change any mixed numbers to improper fractions before proceeding.
Below is a set of problems involving multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers


Check your answers below.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers_Answer Key

In this lesson, you learned how to multiply fractions and mixed numbers.

In future lessons, you'll learn more about operations on fractions and mixed numbers. Hope you had FUN today!