
Look again at the multiplication problem that we just saw:
Bobby ate 1/2 of 2/3 of a pizza.
What fraction of a whole pizza did he eat?


Red is 2/3 of one pizza.
Yellow is1/2 of 2/3.
Yellow is 2/6 or 1/ 3 of the whole pizza.
Let's write the fraction of the pizza that Bobby ate.
Would you like to see another example?
Something for You to Do


Directions:Use colored markers and unlined paper and draw the fractions as we have above and multiply the following.
(a. 1/6)
(b. 1/4)
(c. 1/2)
(d. 2/5)
(e. 1/5)
(a. 1/6)
(b. 1/4)
(c. 1/2)
(d. 2/5)
(e. 1/5)
(a. 1/6)
(b. 1/4)
(c. 1/2)
(d. 2/5)
(e. 1/5)
(a. 1/6)
(b. 1/4)
(c. 1/2)
(d. 2/5)
(e. 1/5)
(a. 1/6)
(b. 1/4)
(c. 1/2)
(d. 2/5)
(e. 1/5)
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