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Multiply Mixed Fractions

- 5th Grade Math

Taking their understanding of multiplying fractions further, fifth graders are ready to multiply mixed numbers. This fun multiplying mixed fractions game goes a step ahead of your regular worksheets. Children begin by estimating the product of two mixed numbers. They then multiply mixed numbers by converting them to fractions.


What’s inside?

- Estimate the product of two mixed numbers.

- Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions and then multiply the two.


Real-World Application

We come across multiplication of mixed numbers ever so often. When preparing a liter of mango smoothie, say we need 2¾ cups of mango juice. To prepare 2½ liters of mango smoothie, we’ll need 2½ × 2¾ cups of mango smoothie.


What’s next?

Now that fifth graders are comfortable with multiplying fractions, they can proceed to dividing fractions by a whole number and dividing whole by a unit fraction.


Common Core Alignment

5.NF.6Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.