# Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Lesson Plan: Numbers & Operations– Fractions

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Multiplying and Dividing Fractions**, and supports the standard of using the four operations to solve word problems, including problems involving simple fractions. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Display a recipe, like this one for pecan cake:

Ask students:

*How would you adjust this recipe to feed a larger group of people? A smaller group?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read the description on the
**Multiplying and Dividing Fractions topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding. - Have students read one of the following
**Related Reading**articles: “Eating and Drinking” or “Plus/Minus.” Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Students take the **Multiplying and Dividing Fractions** **Quiz**, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about multiplying and dividing fractions while practicing **essential literacy skills** with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

**Make-a-Movie**: Produce a cooking show explaining how to multiply fractions to make 5 batches of cookies that each need ¾ cups flour.**Make-a-Map**: Sequence the process to solve for how many miles an athlete ran in 4 hours if she runs ⅔ of a mile per hour.**Creative Coding**: Code a math problem that involves dividing a fraction, and challenge a classmate to solve.

**More to Explore **

**Satisfraction**: Complete complex fractions puzzles in this interactive game

**Related BrainPOP Topics**: Deepen understanding of operations with fractions with these topics: **Adding and Subtracting Fractions** and **Fractions**.

**Teacher Support Resources:**

**Pause Point Overview****:**Video tutorial showing how Pause Points actively engage students to stop, think, and express ideas.**Learning Activities Modifications**: Strategies to meet ELL and other instructional and student needs.**Learning Activities Support**: Resources for best practices using BrainPOP.