Sunday, February 9, 2014

Multiplying fractions--FREEBIE!!!

Multiplying fractions has got to be one of the EASIEST mathematical computations there is...except for the fact that the kids always get it confused with the processes they learned when learning adding and subtracting fractions (especially with uncommon denominators).  Since I teach interventions at the 6th grade level, I spend a lot of my time building up skills that the kids did not master or understand in earlier grades.  For my tier three kiddos, this often means starting with the question "What is multiplication?"  For my tier two kiddos, we begin with memorizing our facts...I strongly believe that is the gateway to mathematics. 

And once we have a really solid grasp on our multiplication facts, we are ready to work on fractions.  And since these kids are at-risk kids, they do not like to sit in their seat, and they especially do not like to do mundane worksheets (and neither would/do I!).  So, I made these task cards (A-Z!) of multiplying fractions by fractions and fractions by whole numbers. 

I am going to have the students work the cards SCOOT-style.  They are going to love it!  And, the first three people to comment below WITH their email will get this for FREE!!!


Hodgesgal said...

would love this for my sixth graders. this is a new skill for us. It has always been a 7th grade skill.

Hodges Herald

dasindonna said...

Thanks for making my life easier!

Unknown said...

I could use this for my next unit! Thanks!

Heather Volmerding said...

I LOVE Task Cards!! What is the SCOOT-style?!? ...I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out my blog to learn more! Smack Dab in the Middle

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