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Step 1: Using pattern blocks

Have you ever used pattern blocks to think about fractions? This exploration using the Math Playground applet will show you how!

Step 2: Multiplying fractions

Now that you are familiar with pattern blocks, you can use them to multiply fractions and whole numbers.

As you work on this exploration, think about what you already know about how whole number multiplication works.

How is multiplying fractions different than multiplying whole numbers? How is it the same?

Step 3: Dividing fractions

In this final exploration, you will use the Math Playground pattern blocks applet to learn how to divide fractions.

How is dividing fractions different than dividing whole numbers? How is it the same? What strategies

Step 4: Worksheets 1 and 2

Here are your questions for this lesson. Worksheet 1 and Worksheet 2 Your teacher may ask you to work on this assignment in class, or it may be a part of your homework.


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